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Kent Alumni Association
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Kent, OH 44242-0001
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THE CHESTNUT BURR
Class of 1917
Kent State Normal College
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Kent State Normal
All hail to the school, all schools
We sing of her worth so true.
She beckons us on to the heights
Our strength every day to
And across our way, comes the
dawn of day.
With its light and its cheer for
us all ; —
We chant the praise in our rounde-
Of her who's the best of all.
Kent State Normal I Kent State
Finest school in all the west.
Kent State Normal! Kent State
'Tis the school we love the best.
So we'll chant her glorious praises.
Waving high her orange and
And to her we bow devotion,
Love and honor all so true.
Shall foemen in wrath our flag
And trample it 'neath theii'
Our orange and blue in the dust to
Our glory to turn to defeat?
Not till fires burn cold and our
Shall the enemy tread on our
To arms! To arms! Let the cry
ring bold —
To fight for our dear old flag!
®n our tnatrurtnr. t^pu^
m\h Itrlppr, €UtB (E. ^rab.
utbnap rnmisrl has ^uIt^p^ its
m ttntp nf nnh, uip Jiriiiratr
1. In joy - ous song, Kent Nor - mal,
2. A ha - \o bright, Kent Nor - mal,
3. And though we leave your cam - pus,
now we raise ;
Mem' - ry's halls,
years we'll yearn
f u -
heart-felt words of praise.
dur-ing as your walls.
forth for our re - turn.
With love we'll e'er re - vere you, With pride we'll speak your
Firm bonds of love and friendship Will bind us close to
A - gain we'll tread j'our pathwiays, Once more we'll vie"'^ your
! — n-r— s
With joy - ous-ness we'll cher - ish
These bonds we ne'er will sev - er,
Re - gret will mark our part - ing
The splen-dor of your fame.
Each day will find them true.
When no - ble du - ty calls.
South from Main Street Bridge
Cuyhoga Gorge — High Level Bridge
^^^^^ ^^v*^ ^^H
John Edward McGilvrey, A.B., Pd.D.
Our President is a man with a broad
vision. Kindly and sympathetic, he is a
friend to all who come in contact with him.
He has endeared himself to every student
by his kindness, tact, and optimistic inter-
pretation of life.
Helen M. Atkinson, A.B.
Assistant to the President
When we make our programs, to
whom do we turn for advice?
'Ask Miss Atls;inson" is a favorite
expression among our teachers. A
good and loyal friend of the strug-
ghng student, is this efficient vice-
John Thomas Johnson, A.B.
Department of Agriculture
The student who is fortunate
enough to recite in Room 41S is
fortunate indeed. No matter how
you feel when you go there, an
inspiration to get more from life
thrills you on leaving.
John Brookie Faught,
Department of Mathematics
Do we know Dr. Faught? Sure,
everybody knows him. The man
with the cheerful smile and the
great imagination will ever be re-
membered by the alumni of Kent
Normal. With him mathematics
means moi'e than mei'e figures.
May H. Prentice
Director of Training
A great teacher, exponent of
women's suffrage, and friend to
the student teacher. Miss Prentice
has assured herself a permanent
]3lace in the hall of fame of ped-
George Edward Marker, A.B.,
Hi-ad of tile D( jiartineiit of
It is a rare privilege to hear Mr.
Marker expound the philosophy of
Herbart and Froebel and relate it
to every day life. In his hands,
pi'inciples of teaching and facts of
psychology become real and vital
to the prospective teacher.
To the uninitiated, finding a
book in the library is a serious
problem. But with the assistance
and advice of our Librarian, the
mystery is unraveled and made
plain. She surely is "a very pres-
ent help in time of trouble."
Nina S. Humphrey
Head of the Department of Public
A better friend to the budding
artist cannot be found. Patient,
critical, and painstaking, she has
won the good will of all who know
Joseph E. Layton, A.B., A.M.
Head of the Di partment of Hifttoiii
Problems of war, peace, and
auto construction are meat and
drink for our popular history
teacher. It is a pleasure to know
him and enter into discussion with
him on any of the live issues of
the times. He fre(|uently employs
a very capable chauffeur for the
Elsie Mabee, A.B., Pd.M., Ph.B.
All who know Miss Mabee agree
that she is "Efficiency" spelled
with a capital "E." She can ap-
preciate a good joke, even if on
Robert M. Fosnight
All students who have done
practice teaching at Brady will
agree in saying that Mr. Fosnight
could rightly be termed "The &age
of Bradv Lake School."
No practice teacher could wish
to find a more helpful critic
teacher than Miss Mainline. Mer
tact in handling difficult situations
in the schoolroom, and her unfail-
ing kindness make her one of the
best loved members of our faculty.
Edith M. Olson
She is the one of whom it has
been said, "She hath a heart of
steel, surrounded by an iceberg."
But if the practice teachers do
their best, they will find beneath
the surface a "heart of pure gold,
and one that will sympathize and
help them. Her favorite expres-
sion is, "See me."
Nina J. Williams, A.B.
Department of Engli.^h
Intensely interested in student
activities, Miss Williams is tlie ad-
visor of three of the most impor-
tant of these — The Kentonian, The
Chestnut Burr, and the Y. W. C. A.
"None knew thee but to love thee.
Nor named thee but to praise."
Levi L. Career, A.B., A.M.,
Dejiartment of Eni/thh
Although officially listed in the
catalog as an English teacher, Mr.
Garber has a wide reputation as a
psychologist. Under his instruc-
tion, the beauty and sublimity of
the works of our great literary
masters appear to us.
Margaret C. Pottinger
Department of Phijsical Education
Small in stature, an unlimited
capacity for hard work, and a
friendly disposition, mark our
physical director as an important
unit in K. S. N. C.
MiRTiE Mabee, A.B., B.S., Pd.M.
A moi'e amiable and apprecia-
tive person than Miss Mabee is
hard to find. Professionally a
mathematics teacher, but better
known as a critic teacher, Kent is
fortunate in having her on the fac-
John W. Dirkson
Assi^fani iu Manual Training
Most teachers secure their pro-
fessional training in college, but
Mr. Dirkson received his in the in-
dustrial world at first hand. An
earnest and tireless worker is this
disciple of Vulcan.
Clara D. Hitchcock, B.S.
As an apostle of Froebelism,
Miss Hitchcock is surely "there."
She is a true friend to children
and adults alike. Just step into
the kindergarten room some day
when you are feeling blue, and
catch one of her cheerful smiles.
Ralph L. Eyman, B.S.
Department of Phijuical Srienee
Fi'om country schoolteacher to
college professor is a worthy at-
tainment for a man of Mr. Ey-
man's age. He is a loyal booster
of school activities and scientific
Emily C. Smith
Head of Lowry Hall
The head of Lowry Hall they say,
Due tribute to her we must pay.
She is our guide and friend, 'tis
At times we know not what to do.
Her rules we think are very hard.
And some we surelv would discard.
Department of Public School Art
She loves to skate and hunt and
She also loves her work, you know.
Well might it be said that Miss
Jacobson is a student teacher, for
she is pursuing the study of Ger-
man with all the zeal and enthusi-
asm of an undergraduate.
David Olson, A.B., M.Sc.
Department of Geogmphij
Did you ever take a field trip
witli Mr. Olson? If not, do so at
the first opportunity, and you will
understand what he means by be-
ing "Spezific." Geography may be
dead in the hands of some teachers,
but with Mr. Olson it becomes a
real, live subject. "As for in-
stance — "
Mary E. Dexter
Although new at Kent Normal,
Miss Dexter has already won a
place in the hearts of those who
have been fortunate enough to
make her acquaintance. She may
often be found visiting the college
classes in which she is interested.
Anne Maud Shamel
Depanment of Public School
This member of the faculty with
her charming disposition and aes-
thetic nature, is highlv respected
by the students of K. S. N. C. She
has given us many inspirations
that will help us during the com-
Florence Barbara Dolph
'Cant' do without her,"
The girls all say,
'Don't know what it is,"
"Unless it's just her way."
Lester S. Ivans, Ph.B., A.M.
Mr. Ivans is another new man
on the teaching staff. Not having
taught here this year, we are will-
ing to accept the verdict of our ex-
tension brethren. "Well done,"
they say, and we know they mean
it. We will welcome you as a res-
ident instructor, Mr. Ivans.
We realize the trials and tribu-
lations of a librarian. But we
always find Miss Isabelle willing
and obliging. We shall always re-
member her oft repeated expres-
sions, "I'll look it up," and, "You
are perfectly welcome."
Marguerite Cadwallader, A.B.
Tva ining Supervisor
"It is a pleasure to teach under
Miss Cadwallader's direction," is
the universal opinion of the stu-
dents who teach in the fifth grade.
Ellis C. Seale, A.B., A.M., B.S.
Head (if the Department of Riirat
It is the opinion of all students
in Mr. Seale's classes that he could
teach any subject and teach it well.
He has surely made many of the
connections that he often talks
about in psychology. With his
help, athletics have taken on a new
lease of life and appear to be on
the road to success.
Bertha Louise Nixson
Uejxtrtnient of Household Science
It would be dilHcult to find a
more enthusiastic worker, and one
who believes more thoroughly in
her work than Miss Nixson. So
thoroughly does she portray the
ideas of good home making, and
so well does she enter into the
si)irit of the practical, rather than
the theoretical, that her enthusi-
asm can hardly help but reach all
Clinton S. Van Deusen
Department of Manual Training
Mr. Van Deusen's reputation is
not confined to Kent alone. He
has been honored by the Industrial
Arts association by being chosen
president of that body of teachers.
Keep up the good work. We are
glad to have you for a friend and
Florence B. Cruttenden, B.S.
Dipaitnunt of History
If a course in skating were to be
added to the curriculum, Miss
Cruttenden would prove a compe-
tent teacher. History means some-
thing when taught by a good, up
to date nistructor. Miss Crutten-
den is both.
Miss Corbett in her work as a
grade teacher shows that a broad
education is very desirable. Not
only can she teach in a creditable
way her routine work, but she
brings to her classes that great
fund of experience which is the
distinguishing quality of a success-
ful critic teacher.
Robert K. Havlicek, B.S.
At present Mr. Havlicek is
teaching in the high school, but he
is just the sort of man who will
rise to a higher position with the
acquisition of experience.
Merle Wilhelm, B.S., B.S. in Ed.
Assistant in Household Arts-
From Ohio State comes our cap-
able domestic science teacher.
Popular among the girls in class
and out, she is making a success
of her first year as a member of
the Normal faculty.
Ruth C. Hartelrode
Assistant in Music
The saying, "Precious articles
are done up in small packages,"
certainly applies to Miss Hartel-
rode. Through her devotion to
her work, many of our morning
exercises have been made to mean
more through the instrumentality
Amanda B. Glaser, B.S.
Department of German
When you need a little encour-
agement just get acquainted with
Miss Glaser. Her cheerful "Good
morning" will be long remembered
bv students of K. S. N. C.
Training Supei'vitiui- (Lake County
Students who have been in
school during the past three sum-
mers will have no difficulty in re-
calling the good-natured counte-
nance of Mr. Koeppe. He is hold-
ing a responsible position and is
making good as only a Kent grad-
Mary E. Walls
Tra idling Supervisor
Very well known and popular
in the Normal High School, Miss
Walls also has many warm friends
among the college students.
Tjviuin;/ Supervisor (Holmes
Countij Model School)
Although primarily trained as a
manual training teacher, Mr.
Friedly has listened to the call of
the rural school, and is doing his
best to make the rui-al school a
greater factor in the school organ-
Lewis Sylvester Hopkins, A.M.
Department of Scie^ice
Botany, bugs, dogs. All are
very interesting to Mr. Hopkins,
but they do not by any means rep-
resent his entire line of ■conversa-
tion. Did you ever see him play
baseball? You missed something
if vou did not.
Lemuel A. Pittenger, A.:^L
Head of the Department of
After an absence of two years,
Mr. Pittenger is once more a famil-
iar figure at K. S. N. C. All stu-
dents who have not yet made his
acquaintance should do so. Get
The degree class this year is not large, but it is composed of
people of high educational attainments and broad scholarship.
Three of the class are graduates of other colleges.
A degree from K. S. N. C. means more than an empty honor.
It means the attainment of scholaiship and a preparation for
teaching that stands equal to that given l^y any college in the state.
The following is the class roll :
Elmslie T. Thomas
Amy Irene Herriff
Bertha Edith Mantle
Elmslie T. Thomas. A.B.
Gi'aduate Townsend High School,
lyOi); Oberlin College, 1916. Mem-
ber of the Orchestra, Athletic As-
sociation, and basket ball team.
Assistant to Mr. Olson in Geog-
raphy. Mr. Thomas gives us a
glimpse of the sterling quality of
Oberlin College. In addition to
helping Mr. Olson he assists Mr.
Marker when Psychology takes a
geographical turn. He has won a
host of friends during his stay in
Kent and all join in wishiuK him
success in his chosen field.
Mitujo Jinirtion, O.
Graduate of Mingo Junction
High School, Jefferson County
Noi'mal, student in Mt. Union Col-
lege and Ohio State University.
Graduate K. S. N. C. diploma
course, 1915. Having attended so
many schools. Miss Paulman is
able to look at education with a
clear and concise view. She is
especially interested in converting-
Mr. Lay ton to the modern theory
Amy Irene Heriff, B.S., A.M.
Miss Herritf is a teachei' of
broad experience. By her splendid
work in the Kent public schools
she has won many fi'iends who ai'e
proud to call her teacher.
LiLLIE j\r. RoHRB.AUGH, B.S.
Miss Rohrbaug'h is a graduate
of Heidelberg College, finishing
her course in that institution in
1889. She received the Normal
diploma from K. S. N. C. in 1915.
She has a fund of experiences
gathered from years spent in the
public schools of Ohio. She is a
member of the girl's glee club and
the Athletic Association.
dimunr irqrrr (tlaBB
Harry W. Kane
Student Fredonia Institute Pre-
paratory Department. Kent Nor-
mal diploma, 1916. Athletic Asso-
ciation. Mr. Kane comes to us well
prepared by his fourteen years of
experience in the common schools
of Ohio and his wide range of i-^ad-
ing. He likes a good joke and you
rt'ill find him an excellent conversa-
Floyd \'. Graves
Shelby High School, 1914. Kent
Normal diploma, 1916. President
of the Garfield Literary society,
special student in the ^Manual Arts
Department. Floyd is noted for
the ever prevailing smile on his
face. He teaches part of the time
and spends the remainder in K. S.
N. C. and in the Grant Six.
Carlton L. Wiley
Delaware High School. Diploma
Kent State Normal, 1916. Presi-
dent Athletic Association. Mr.
^iiley is one of our students who
has assumed the responsibility of
supporting a family. Although he
looks at life from a serious stand-
point, he is a good companion and
makes you feel that life is worth
living. Lest you forget, we remind
you that he was a star at right
guard on the basket ball team.
F. Ethel Jones
jMiss Jones is another Normal
graduate who is not satisfied with
the diploma alone, but is working
on toward the degree. She grad-
uated from the diploma course in
Henry J. Robison
Mantua High School, 1914. Kent
Normal diploma, 1916. Editor of
Th? Kentonian, member of the
Pedagogue's quartette, Athletic
Association, Pittenger Literary So-
ciety. Henry has served his school
in many ways and served it well.
As editor of the Chestnut Burr he
proved his ability as a literary
artist. Everything of merit will
find in him a loyal booster.
James W. Tidd
Williamsfield High School. 1914.
Diiploma, Kent State Normal Col-
lege, 1916. Athletic Association.
Manager of the base ball team. A
good student, friend and class-
mate, we are glad "Jimmie" chose
Kent Normal as his place of evolu-
tion from an educational stand-
point. In order to broaden his
views he employs his spare mo-
ments in working on the railroad.
At right forward Tidd was a
bright and shining star. "By his
deeds you will know him."
Herbert Swigart President
Gilbert Roberts Vice President
Ruth Allen Secretco'ij
Beatrice Millaru Treasurer
Hazel Clare Hewitt
Newton FulL^, 0.
Graduate of Newton Falls High
School. 1907. One year teaching
experience. Secretary of Garfield
Of all the shining lights,
One of the most bright
Is our Hazel Hewitt.
Who in all things literary
Can sureley do it.
Graduate of Fredericktown High
School, 1912. Three years' teach-
mg experience. Student in His-
tory Department. Editor of The
Chestnut Burr. Assistant editor
of The Kentonian. Vice President
of the Senior Class. ]Manager of
the Basket Ball Team. Athletic
Association. Pittenger Literary
Mr. Roberts is one of Normal's
best known young men. His active
work in school functions and ex-
cellent scholarship is a credit both
to himself and the school. If you
want things done, just ask Gilbert
to lend a helping hand. As editor-
in-chief of the "Annual" he has
worked early and late and the "An-
nual" of 1917 represents his ability
to do things and to do them well.
Anna Elizabeth Croskev
Graduate of Scio College in
Commercial Course. Five years'
"A little nonsense now and then
is relished bv the wisest men."
Graduate of Coshocton High
Hey! Who made dat noise ova
der, dit you, "Marguerite"? Well
you jist jjetta cut dat out o I'll git
Aunt Emily afta vu.
Mabel D. Heim
Graduate of Warren High
School, 1915. Lowry Hall Senior
Basket Ball Team. Vice President
of the Athletic Association. An-
Big brown eyes that bring the
And are not afraid of flame,
For she stands outside the lobby,
Talking of the "Davey" Game.
"Campuses" are to our Mabel
Just a passing anecdote.
But her heart is large and happy.
And her life one great big joke.
Ethel Nydia Gonter
Graduate of Baltic High School.
Ethel is one of our quiet girls
in Lowry Hall. She studies hard
and knows that perseverence is
bound to win. When it comes to
"spreads" vou want to call on
Graduate Wiiliamsfield High
School. Athletic Association, Glee
Club. Special Student in Physical
She is ever willing to help with
her bright smile. We all know her
as one who does her work and does
Graduate of The High School of
"I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent,
But only vaulting ambition,
Which leaps o'er itself,
And falls on the other."
Birdie Isabel Fowler
Graduate of Hartford High
School. Special Household Arts
Course. Pittenger Literary Soci-
ety, Household Arts Club, Athletic
Altho she is a Birdie,
How dignified is she;
But having many a lofty aim.
Her thoughts soar upward, free.
Grace Alpharetta Sparks
Graduate of Woodville High
School. Miami University Sum-
mer School, 1915. K. S. N.'C. long-
Summer Term. 191fi. Ohio State
L'niversity, Continuation Summei'
School, 1916. Athletic Association.
Two years' teaching experience.
Grace is one of our Lowry Hall-
ites who is ever ready for a gooc'
time. "If she will, she will," seems
to be a fitting quotation for Grace.
Margaret Elizabeth Ilcii
Graduate of Lorain High Schodl,
1915. Athletic Association.
Just oui- "Peg. Her mind is here
in Kent, we know,
but her heai't is far awav.
Graduate of Greene High School.
A maid quite winsome and com-
With yai-ds and yards of under-
Florence Elizabeth Ward
Bedford, 0., High School, li)15.
Athletic Association. Home Eco-
Life is quite interesting,
Just full of everything-.
Friendship with girls and boys.
Why, life's just full of joys.
So take things as they come.
From moi-n till set of sun.
Ruth Ethel Allen
Graduate of Vernon High School.
Special Music. Post-gi'aduate of
Kinsman High School. Athletic
Association. Girls' Glee Club.
Secretary of Senior Class.
Basket ball games are the de-
light of her life and music the
goal for which she is striving.
Hazel Louise Patterson
Graduate of Kent High School,
She's the jolliest kind of a friend.
When you're m for something new.
She'll rackle almost anything
When others find nothing to do.
RiLLiE jMiriam Beck
Newton Falls. 0.
Graduate of Newton Falls High
School. Special Household Arts.
Home Economics Club.
Studies hard, no time for folly,
Earnest worker, always jolly.
Ada C. Zimmerman
ence. Y. W.
that is better
of Windham High
Newton Falls High
year teaching experi-
speech that is good
there lies a silence
'. Silence is as deep
Speech is shallow as
May Erwin Merrill
Newton Falls, 0.
Graduate of Newton Falls High
School, 1914. Y. W. C. A. Pit-
tenger Literary Society.
She laughs, and the world laughs
with her, but she does have occa-
sional flashes of silence in which
her laugh is not contagious.
Vera Louise Harrison
Graduate of Clinton High School.
Three summers at K. S. N. C.
■'Laugh at your friends, and if
youi' friends are sore,
So much the better, you may
laugh the more."
Lydia Erma Heston
Graduate of Columbiana High
School. Special Household Arts
Course. President of Home Eco-
nomics Club. Chairman of Social
Service Committee of Y. W. C. A.
Pittenger Literary Society.
A friendly busy sort of lass,
Standing high in every class;
Friend of all who know her well ;
A happy future, who can tell?
Kathryn A. Parker
Rock Creek, 0.
Rock Creek High School, 1914.
"A ready tongue, a ready wit,
Oh, who has not felt the touch of
A popular young lady of Lowry
Hall. "Feeds," Ahem.
Veda E. Faust
Rayen High School. Household
Arts Course. Twelve weeks at
Wooster University. Household
Arts Club. Four years' teaching
"Jonsie" had a little dog, which
Veda did not like.
A popular young lady and ac-
complished art student. Who
could want more?
Bessie Viola Stewart
Graduate of Mantua High
School. Three years' teaching ex-
perience. Y. W. C. A. Pittenger
Litei'ary Society. Athletic Asso-
Sweetness long drawn out. Bes-
sie is one girl who is faithful in
all her duties to K. S. N. C. She
always has a good woid and a
smile for every one.
Mildred Louise Herriott
Household Arts Course. Ath-
letic Association. Y. W. C. A.
Treasurer of the Pittenger Liter-
ary Society. Household Arts Club.
Full of spirit, calm and cool,
Mildred came to Normal School.
She is a faithful friend in need,
Ready to help when it comes to a
Mary Bernice Jack man
Graduate of Steubenville High
School. Athletic Association.
"Jack" lives at the Inn,
(Which is quite a populai- Hall),
Whose chief delight is to dance at
With " " at a "Beautie's"
Hazel Marie Hostettler
Graduate of West High School,
1914. Y. W. C. A. Domestic Sci-
ence and Arts Course. Chairman
of Social Committee of the Home
Economics Club. Glee Club.
The maid with the hazel brown
eyes. And, Oh! those feeds we
have at noons when she says, "Fill
Neic London, 0.
Graduate of Wellington High
School. Two years teaching' expe-
rience. Secretary of Women's
League. Garfield Literary Society.
Athletic Association. Y. W. C. A.
Loyal to K. S. N. C. is she;
A worker beyond compare.
No matter what the task may be,
You always know she's thei'e.
Helen Cole Thompson
Graduate of Monterey High
School, 1915, Monterey, Cal. Spe-
cial Music. Girl's Glee Club. Ath-
Another one of our celebrated
songsters. There is no doubt that
Helen sings all songs well, but "My
Little Gray Home in the West"
always has first place on this musi-
Graduate of Madisonville High
School, 1914. K. S. N. C. Summer
'Tis Alice, Miss Barry,
She's French, quite airy.
She hums popular songs
The whole day long.
Grace Florence Barnett
Graduate of Perry High School,
1913. One year's teaching experi-
ence. Athletic Association. Lowry
Hall Department of The Chestnut
Here's to the one who is straight
Who never can find too little to do.
She is busy here and is busy there,
Altho' she seldom has a care.
Nora Opal Huston
Newton Falls, O.
Graduate of Hamlet High School,
Hamlet, Indiana, 1913.
It is useless
"To waste one's thoughts in idle
It is ruthless.
So, leave it to the common
Otto J. Korb
Graduate of Chatfield High and
Wooster Academy. Nine years'
teaching experience. Athletic As-
Our married man. He is the
bright and shining example set for
us in Education Classes.
Marion C. Fowler
Graduate of Hartford High
School. Experience as a teacher.
Pittenger Literary Society.
Brilliant, studious, sincere maid.
White slips are her only grade.
Always willing to beguile
Weary classmates with a smile.
Marie Ellen Russell
Y. W. C. A. Athletic As.socia-
Pleasant, ciuiet, friendly, slow to
speak, but remember, when she
does speak it's always the right
thing at the right time.
Kathryn L. Perry
Graduate of Perry High School,
i;)14. Athletic Association.
Did you ever hear her fret.
If her work she could not get?
She just settles down and laboi's
So her work will gain all favors.
Esther Ruth Davis
Graduate of Aki'on Central High
School, 1916. Athletic Associa-
"Never to blend our pleasure or
With sorrow of the meanest thing
LuciLE M. Shaw
Bath High School. 191 1. Teacher
in the Bath schools.
"Good humor is the wealth of
the soul." Miss Humphrey's helper
and a verv busv little lady is she.
Graduate of Central High
School, Akron, 1916.
Altho' her ankle she did sprain,
She never grumbled with the pain.
And she studied all the day,
For hard work to her is play.
Gracia E. Cranz
Graduate of Bath High School.
Y. W. C. A. Treasurer of House-
hold Arts Club. Special Household
One who'll lend as quickly as she'll
One who is the same today as to-
One who will share your joy or
Her heart is quick in kindly acts,
She is a faithful friend ;
Her grace of mind and grace of
In graceful measure blend.
And those who come to know her.
Are sure to know her well.
May song of joy be sung to you.
Where'er you go, Hazel.
Helen L. Nichols
Graduate of Elyria High School,
191.5. Athletic Association. An-
nual Board. Basket Ball Team.
Vice President of Garfi?ld Literary
''Her room is common property,
Her heart has space for all.
Her spreads are joy and misery
For all in Lowrv Hall."
Edith M. Dickenson
Zanesville High School, 1910.
Graduate, Columbus Kindergarten
Training School, 1913. Dresden
County Normal School. Glee Club.
She studies so much "Miller,"
It's a wonder it doesn't kill her.
Grace L. Hartman
Graduate of Medina High School,
1915. Household Arts Club. Y.
W. C. A. Household Arts Course.
Grace is quite a musical maid,
Whose latest name is "Kid."
lo fame her future path was laid,
But fall in love — she did !
Household Arts Course. Grad-
uate of Berea High School. Bald-
win Wallace College two years.
Athletic Association. Household
Arts Club. Glee Club. All Stars
Basket Ball Team.
"I pity bashful men." She came
to us from Ba'dwin Wallace, where
men are not bashful.
Helen V. Wright
of Central High,
"A guardian angel o'er her life
Doubling her pleasure, and her
INA May Gamertsfelder
Brink Haven, 0.
Graduate, Tiverton High School,
1912. Danville-Buckeye Citv High
School, 1915. Y. W. C. A. Ath-
It isn't our size that counts, 'tis
What we are, depends on what we
North Industry, O.
Graduate of Canton High School,
1915. Secretary of Athletic Asso-
ciation. President of Garfield Lit-
erary Society, Winter Term. Bus-
iness Manager of "Chestnut
Known throughout our college
as "Syl." He has always been an
earnest worker for our class wel-
fare and has worked long and
faithfully as business manager of
the "Annual." Altho he has a
mania for checkerboard shirts,
Persian ties and "pretty girls," we
feel certain that in the near future
he will become a successful bus-
Ruth Isabell Bissell
Two years at Kinsman High
School. Girl's Glee Club. Physi-
cal Education Basket Ball Team.
Athletic Association. Assistant
Senior Editor of The Chestnut
A dash of lively music,
A partner and a chance ;
To be on pleasure bent.
And I shall gaily dance.
Kathryn Lora Crellin
Graduate of Chardon High
"Mind is the greater lever of all
things ; thought is the process by
which human ends are alternately
Graduate of Forest High School,
1906. Graduate in Piano, Ohio
Wesleyan l^niversity, 1908.
Stately and tall, with large
brown eyes which radiat mtel"-
gence and good humor.
Frank H. Jacobs
Graduate of McArthur-Hunts-
ville Centralized School. Athletic
Association. Circulation Manager
"He knew whatever's to be
known, but much more than he
knew would own."
Helen Lucile Mizer
West Lafayette. O.
Graduate of West Lafayette
High School. Four years teaching
experience. Athletic Association.
Executive Board of Household
Arts Club. Household Arts Course.
"There's never a rose in all the
But makes some green spray
There's never a wind in all the
But makes some bird wing
Edith E. Rees
Graduate of Bedford High
School. Girl's Glee Club.
"A quiet little mouse whose
motto is, "To study is to learn."
Frances Lyons Bullock
Graduate of Cadiz High School.
Cadiz County Normal. Summer
Terms K. S. N. C, 1914-1.5-16.
'leachcr in Cadiz schools. Athletic
Association. Girl's Glee Club.
You wonder where was space in
To store away so much of knowl-
A very quiet little maiden who
has made herself popular by her
sweet and winning disposition.
Canal Fulton, O.
Canal Fulton High School, 1913.
President of the Senior Class.
Treasurer, Garfield Literary Soci-
ety. Athletic Editor of The Chest-
nut Burr. Athletic Association.
Captain of the 1917 Basket Ball
Herbert has been a valuable ad-
dition to the small contingent of
fellows at Normal. His college
woi-k has always been of sterling-
quality and his athletic prowess is
recogniized by all. Here's to a jolly
Graduate of Canfield High
School. Three years' teaching ex-
perience. Athletic Association.
"Thank Heaven, I have a heart
tnat quails not at the thought o'
Ellen G. Saunders
Graduate of Somerset High
School, 1912. Wooster Summer
School, 1914-15-16. Three years'
"Her modest looks the cottage
Sweet as the primrose peeps be-
neath the thorn."
Leanora F. Ford
Graduate of Central High
School. Glee Club, Special Music
Class. Athletic Association.
"How pleasant it is at the close of
No follies to have to repent."
Graduate of Central High School,
Cleveland, 0. Girl's Glee Club.
Clever and quiet, with little to say,
Works quite hard the live long day.
Always a smile in her own sweet
This is the way she passes the day.
Graduate of West High, Cleve-
land, 0. Glee Club. Athletic As-
Known better to her immediate
friends as Becky. A girl of very
studious habits and good natured
— so thev say!
Graduate of Kent High School,
1915. Pittenger Literary (Secre-
tary). Home Economics Course.
Basket Ball. Assistant Editor of
The Kentonian. Athletic Associa-
"Nobody ought to have been able
to resist her coaxing; and nobody
had any business to try. Yet she
never seemed to know it was her
manner at all. That was the best
Hazel Faye Grove
Columbiana High School
Graduate of Columbiana High
School. Household Arts Course.
Pittenger Literary Society, Pro-
gram Committee. Vice President,
Y. W. C. A. Home Economics
"Her very frowns are faii'er far.
Than smiles of other maidens
Hazel E. PiICHardson
Graduate of Shreve High School.
Oberlin Summer School. K. S. N.
C, 1913-14. Teaching experience.
Girl's Glee Club. Secretary of
Garfield Literary Society. Y. W.
C. A. Athletic Association.
"She touches but the ivory keys
And lol the ivoiy keys have souls,
A wealth of hidden harmonies
From every string of metal rolls."
EsTELLA Grace Esterly
Household Arts Course. Treas-
urer of Y. W. C. A. Home Eco-
"Them (juiet ones sometimes
fool ye." ITnderneath her thought-
ful mien is a wealth of wit and jol-
Harriet Lucille Holcomb
Graduate of South High School,
Akron, 0. Three semesters, L^ni-
versity of Akron. Household Arts
Course. Home Economics Club
All things practical for some fu-
A regulated household will be a
Mary E. Wilbur
Graduate of Granger High
School. Two years' teaching ex-
perience. Athletic Association.
"She put aside self-harming
heaviness and entertained a cheer-
Ruby Ellen Maple
Graduate of Danville-Buckeye
City High School. Y. W. C. A.
Girls' Glee Club.
"All things I thought I knew; but
The more I know I know, I know
Florence Leola Frederick
Graduate of Buchtel Academy,
191.5. Girl's Glee Club.
She hath a quiet charm,
A happy, friendly face;
A smile that one is glad
To see in any place.
Bess Dunstan Rider
Graduate Niles High School.
President Women's League. Sen-
ior Editor, Chestnut Burr.
With head erect and queenly tread.
Not haughty but serene:
With smiling face and ready wit.
Our Bess has reigned supreme.
Climatology- she has conquered
With its dews, its frost and
Miller's Psyc and Nature Study
With its Elm Trees, don't you
Graduate of Lisbon High School,
1909. Six weeks Ypsilanti Nor-
mal School. K. S. N. C. Summer
School, 1914-15-16. Seven years'
teaching experience. Pittenger
Literary Society, Athletic Associa-
tion. Cabinet ^Member of Y. W.
"A winning way, a friendly smile.
In all, a girl who's quite worth
Graduate of Gustavus Central-
ized High School, 1915. Pittenger
Literary Society. Athletic Associ-
ation. Girls' Glee Club.
A tall and slender lass is she,
Full of fun and jollity,
Ever ready to beguile
Friend or foe with her dimpled
Graduate of Clinton High
Minnie is a bright, sunshiny lit-
tle lady. We understand thar
school teaching will not be her life-
long profession, and we wish her
success in her new undertaking.
K. Nile Hess
Graduate, Dola and Dunkirk
High Schools. Teacher in the Har-
din Countj" schools three years.
Like the Arab, he silently folds
his tent and as silently steals away.
Hess has the makings of a good
business man as well as a psychol-
ogist. Hot air, that's the stuff.
DoROTHA May Finch
Household Arts Course. Vice
President of Women's League.
Household Arts Club.
A meriy, laughing, dancing "Dot."
Who with her eyes flirts quite a
Mary Rachel Andrews
Graduate of Wellsville High
School, 1915. Athletic Association.
Girls' Glee Club.
Mary works with all her might,
Managing her teaching right;
Yet she never seems to worry,
Never seems to fret or hurry.
Graduate of Barberton High
Small of stature though she be.
She is alwavs "Faith" to me.
Dorothy Clark Hanks
Graduate of Madison High
School. Special Art Student. Y.
W. C. A. Athletic Association.
Two years Cleveland School of
A special Art Student. One
whose great talent will win for her
a higher place in the near futui'e.
(Iraduato of Coshocton Hig-li
'Tis "What?" or "Who?" we hear
At least one hundred times a day.
For know she will and she must
Her lessons show that this is so.
And with it all — she is so dear,
We're mighty glad that she is here.
Esther L. Orin
Dennison, 0., High School, 11)13.
Summer School, K. S. N. C, li)l 1-
15-16. Two years' teaching expe-
Little, but Oh my! This defi-
ciency is well accounted for by a
disposition to lend a helping hand.
Especially to a veterinai'ian, who
is from Missouri. So you've got to
New London, 0.
Graduate of Willington High
School. Athletic Association. Gar-
field Literary Society. Secretary,
Y. W. C. A.'
She is one in the K. S. N. C,
Who helps us as the need might be ;
She studies hard from morn 'til
And wasteth much of the midnight
Grace Catherine Conant
Special Arts Course. Chairman
of News Committee of Y. W. C. A.
Editor of Y. W. C. A. Department
of The Chestnut Burr.
Grace is the girl of highest ambi-
Full of wit and intuition ;
Flowers and baskets in artistic
Play important parts in her role
of the day.
Sara Lawrence Julian
Graduate of Kent High School.
I live to learn, by learning, learn to
I search in books and take the best
Graduate of Flushing High
School, 1908. Wooster Summer
School, 1908-09. Ypsilanti Sum-
mer School, 1913. K. S. N. C. Sum-
mer School, 1916. Eight years'
teaching experience. Pittenger
Literary Society. Y. W. C. A.
Some say that Elnetta has no
heai't, but I deny it;
She has a heart, and gets her les-
sons by it.
Grace Leonore McCabe
New Castle, Pa.
Graduate of New Castle High
"Silence is better than empty
Grace has little to say — but
when she says it — oh my! She is
a general favorite among her class-
mates and her success as a teacher
Mrs. a. J. JULIEN
Special Agriculture Course.
Graduate of Business College,
Cleveland, 0. Findlay College.
She's one of us. We're jolly proud
To have one so worthy among the
Preparatory Department, Ohio
Northern University. Teacher in
the public schools nine years.
Home Economics Club. Special
student in the Household Science
and Arts Course.
Maud is faithful to her work.
Studies hard and does not shirk ;
Soon we'll see her teaching school,
Governing with the Golden Rule.
Marie Elizabeth Bietz
Graduate, Kent High School,
1915. Summei- School, 191(5.
Marie never worries,
k doesn't pay.
She faces her tasks in a good-na-
Elizabeth M. Grafton
Graduate of Norton High School.
Teacher in the public schools. Y.
W. C. A. Kindergarten Primary
Course. Athletic Association.
"For she is just the quiet kind,
whose nature never varies."
Alfhild Marie Johnson
Graduate of Ashtalnila High
School. Athletic Association.
"Happy am I; from care I'm free!
Why aren't they all contented like
Hilda A. Underwood
Graduate of Niles High School,
1915. Girls' Glee Club. Lowrv
Hall Basket Ball Team.
Just a little mite of goodness and
a happy, smiling face.
Lowry Hall, without our Hilda,
would not be the same old
For she helps at every turning, and
her smiles and pleasant ways
Are the sort we all remember long.
long after college days.
Omer G. Kear
Mt. Blanchard, 0.
Graduate of Mt. Blanchard High
"In our school work let's be cheer-
Greet each other with a smile !
Let's make life in Kent State Nor-
Life that's really worth the
Helen E. Quass
Graduate of East High School,
Cleveland, 0. Household Arts
Course. Home Economics Club.
"Let us love so well,
Our work shall still be sweeter
for ou}' love.
And still our love be sweeter for
Helen always has a smile foi"
Esther Alice Swartz
Graduate of Barberton High
School. Athletic Association.
"Who does the best her circum-
Does well, acts nobly ; angels
could do no more."
Graduate of Alliance High
School. Household Arts Course.
Household Economics Club.
"Tottie" is lovable, clever and gay.
She knows just how to get her
She smiles right often on many a
But not for one does she give a
Graduate of Elyi'ia High School.
Y. W. C. A. Athletic Association.
"Attempt the end and never stand
Nothing's so hard but search will
find it out."
Ruth Irene Houser
Graduate of Kenmore High
School. Physical Education Course.
And along came "Ruth."
A steady, ambitious physical
training girl who is fair of face,
charming in manner and one who
will become a success in any work
she will undertake. We all know
her by her unresti-ained gentle
manner in the class room and else-
Hudson High School, 1914. Y.
W. C. A. She is a sensible girl
with a heart that is true, well liked
by her classmates and other folks
Hazel E. Richar
Graduate of Niles High School,
1913. Two years' teaching experi-
"Happy-go-lucky, fair and free,
Nothing there is that bothers
Altho she has only been here one
year. Hazel has made her presence
felt in all circles.
Marguerite L. Dean
East Clerehinil. ().
Graduate of Shaw Hi<',ii School,
"If she will, she will, and you
may depend on it."
Humbert G. Iacobucci
Graduate of East Technical
High School. Athletic Association.
Special Manual Training Course.
K. S. N. C. Orchestra. President
Pittenger Literary Society.
It is the height of our ambition
to become an artist such as he.
INA Mearle Misamore
Mt. Blanchard High School,
Ohio Northern University. Y. VV.
v.. A. Athletic Association.
Let's all subtract unpleasant
Like lesson plans and pains.
"And then," said she, "you'll
That pleasant things remain."
A. LoRENA Bake
Graduate of Alliance High
School. Voice Student of Helen
Keil Elliott. New York, for four
years. Y. W. C. A. Home Eco-
nomics Club. Girls' Glee Club.
Lorena is our cheerful girl of
Lowry Hall, with the contralto
voice and the auburn hair. Did
any of you ever see her excited or
worried? No. It is as impossible
to separate calm and confidence
from Lorena as it is to separate
her wit and red hair.
Ethel M. Osbun
Graduate of Ashville High
School, 1914. Athletic Association.
Ethel is tall, stately and digni-
fied. One of the "niftiest" girls at
K. S. N. C. She likes to study,
especially when there's nothing-
else to do. "Study is a dreary
thing: I would I knew the I'em-
Canal Fiiltoii. O.
Graduate of Canal Fulton High
When we picture Sarah, we
think of her as wearing a "middy
and bloomers," either blowing a
whistle or giving some straight-
forward command which proves to
be quite an instigator of "pep."
Trustworthiness and independence
seem to be her ideals and she cer-
tainly lives up to them to the best
of her ability.
LuRA Van Wagnen
Ohio Northern University, Ada,
0. Summer School of Wooster
University. State Normal College,
Chico, Cal. K. S. N. C, Summer,
1914-15. Eight years' teaching ex-
perience. Household Arts Course.
Garfield Literary. Home Econom-
No matter what the subject be,
For information come to me.
Our "Assistant Matron." Ahem!
Newton Falls. O.
Newton Falls High School, 191.5.
Athletic Association. Glee Club.
Of kindly thoughts and sunny
This lady has a store;
Her voice is low and pleasant, and
you want to hear it more.
Her laughing eyes are blue and
Her smile is ever sweet;
She's dainty as a flower, and
affable and neat.
Mazie M. Meikle
"It is not strength, but art, ob-
tains the prize.
And to be swift is less than to be
Martha Vernice Fuller
Graduate of Madison Township
High School. Madison Village
"Happy art thou, as if every day
thou hadst picked up a horseshoe."
West Mansfield, 0.
Graduate of West Mansfield
High School, 1915. Household
Athletic Association. Pit-
Her heart has room for all.
And you'll be sure to share it,
If you're within her call.
Stella M. Bowers
Graduate of Bedford High
School. Girls' Glee Club.
"Begone, dull care, I'm busy."
Graduate of Dennison High
A friend, tried and true. This
Httle lassie thinks autos, airplanes
and submarines are twentieth cen-
tury necessities, and says she'd en-
joy a trip in any of them. But we
know there is some one to
Clarice C. Crocker
Graduate of Granger High
School. Wooster Summer School.
Thi'ee years' teaching experience.
"Not much talk — a great, sweet
Isabelle M. Walsh
Graduate of Mount Marie High
School, 1915, Canton, 0. House-
hold Arts Club. Home Economics
"To hide the fault I see:
That mercy I to others show,
That mevcv show to me."
Anne Elizabeth Sullivan
Graduate, two year Commercial
Course, St. Benedict's Academy,
Erie, Pa. Graduate of High
School Course, St. Joseph's Acad-
emy of West Park. 0., 191.5. Home
"With strength and patience all
her grievous loads are borne,
And from the world's rose-bed
she onlv asks a thoi-n."
Clyde 0. Hostettler
Graduate Winesburg High
School, 1911. Woo-ster Summei-
School, 1912-1:3-14. Teacher Fairal
Schools, 1912-14. Assistant Prin-
cipal, Birmingham, 0., High
School, 1914-1-5. Treasurer Junior
Class, 1915-16. Athletic Associa-
tion. Pittenger Literary Society,
President during winter term.
College Orchestra. Annual Board.
"The hand that follows intellect
Queen Esther Hill
Graduate of Lisbon High School,
1913. Hiram College, 1913-15.
Household Science and Arts
Course. Household Arts Club.
Dainty, lovable and petite.
Everywhere her friends you'll
Happy as the lark from morn till
"Spreads" and shows are her
Beatrice A. Millard
Graduate of Niles High School,
1915. Pittenger Literary Society.
Athletic Association. Y." W. C. A.
Lowry Hail Basket Ball Team.
Treasurer of Senior Class.
Little but mighty, when it comes
to feeds and mischief. "Where's
all that noise coming from?"
"Why, the Niles suite, of course."
Graduate of IMogadore High
Talking and laughing all the day
Little Ruth Thurston never gets
She studies (|uite hard from morn
Quizzing "Profs" who call her
Helen E. Jacob
Chairman of the Missionary
Committee of the Y. W. C. A.
"Bright as a star when only one
is shining in the sky, is the beam-
nig radiance in her hazel eyes."
Christine H. Hoehn
Graduate of Warren High
School, 1915. Athletic Association.
Hands off! I wear a diamond.
Chi'istine is one of our hard-work-
ing, studious gii'ls. She was never
known to come to school without
her lessons and is always in the
William Griffin Hopper
Graduate of Andover High
School. Oberlin Business College.
Nine years' teaching experience.
To know Mr. Hopper is to know
a real friend. He is a good con-
versationalist, musician, student,
and a loyal booster of K. S. N. C.
Intensely interested in agriculture,
he will be of much aid to the young
farmers with whom he will come
RuTii Ann Galbreath
Lisbon High School. Athletic
Association. Glee Club.
She's the completest of all girls.
And the neatest and brightest and
sweetest. To know Ruth is to love
Cuyahoga Falls, 0.
Graduate of Cuyahoga Falls
High School. One year at College
of Women, Western Reserve Uni-
"A kind of semi-Solomon, half
knowing everything, from the
cedar to the hyssop."
LaVerne L. Young
Mineral Ridge, 0.
Graduate of Mineral Ridge High
School, 1913. Mount ITnion Col-
lege, 1913-14. Y. W. C. A. Home
Economics Club. Household Arts
You know I say just what I think.
And nothing more or less.
I cannot say one thing and mean
1 will not make believe.
Agnes R. Lower
Graduate of Columbiana High
School. Y. W. C. A. Household
Arts Course. Home Economics
Club. Teacher in Alliance City
"None but herself could be her
parallel." With a heart full of
kindness and a head full of brains,
Agnes has made herself a joy to
the Faculty and an indispensable
friend to the students.
Graduate of East Technical
High School, 1914. Household
Arts Course. Household Arts
There lived a maid in Lowiy Hall,
And she was wondrous wise.
She could make an apple tart
As big as half her size.
Graduate of Salem High School.
Small in stature, but large in
In parties and dances "Peg" does
She has all her lessons, she gets
them at school,
For taking them home is against
Graduate of Ravenna High
"Her cheeks are like the moun-
tain rose." She is one person who
takes great pleasure in all her
tasks. We predict a successful
future for her.
Mary Elizabeth Gnau
Graduate of Canton High School,
1915. Athletic Association. Big
Five Basket Ball Team. Garfield
Literarv Societv. Kentonian
Happy-go-lucky, fair and free.
Nothing there is that bothers me.
Graduate of Middlefield High
"Few bad habits, faults, or vices,
Lives to love and that suffices."
We fear Marguerite will never
be a schoolma'am.
M. Joy Hobart
Graduate of Cortland High
School. Pittenger Literarv Soci-
"Never do today what can be
put off 'til the morrow."
Blue eyes of a child. "Frankness"
Is Olive and yet so wild.
Over all dances and parties galore.
Lessons must wait — they have
done so before.
Edna Blanche Carrier
Kent High School, 1915. BiK
Five Basket Ball Team.
Here we have a little miss who
is quite as congenial and cheerful
as one could ever expect to find.
We know her to be talented along-
many lines and class her as being
"socially" efficient in all respects.
Mary W. Newlands
Graduate of Lorain High Schdol.
Ypsilanti Normal School. K. S. N.
C. Summer School, 1915. Athletic
And so when the girls would
tempt me on to sin,
I try to sciuash the tempter's voice
'at urges me within.
Karl N. Keller
Graduate of Massillon High
School. Pittenger Literary Soci-
When on a field ti'ip he does go
And when he stands on a rock to
And the water swirls and swirls.
Wasn't it a sin, that Keller tumbled
Rock Creek, O.
Graduate of Rock Creek High
School. Girls' Glee Club.
"Gaze not upon her for she will
giggle ! By the way, she is quite a
Graduate of Kent High School.
A person of few words,
But does not think the less.
Beneath a sober mien
Is a touch of roeuishness.
Graduate of Mansfield High
A young lady of stately and dig-
nified demeanor, who is strictly
dowji to business. We find that
she observes the world from a seri-
ous viewpoint and those who come
under her direction will surely get
all the "worth whileness" out of
Car ronton. O.
Carrollton High School. Glee
Club. Special Kindergarten stu-
Pretty warbler, wake the grove
To notes of joy, to songs of love.
Helen E. Paulman
Mingo Junction. O.
Mingo Junction High School.
Steubenville Normal School. Stu-
dent in Mt. Union College, 1912.
Student, Ohio University, 1915-16.
Teacher in the East Liverpool
An earnest student will make a
good teacher. She has a good
chance to compare two of Ohio's
leading Normals, having been a
student in both.
Graduate of Middlefield High
"A laugh is just like sunshine
For cheering folks along,
The soul grows glad that hears it,
Grows better and feels strong."
Graduate of High School of
Commerce, Cleveland, 0. Post
Graduate Course at Central High
School, Cleveland, 0.
Who is it works so hard at night.
Always known to think just right?
Matilda E. Paulman
Mingo Jiiurtion, 0.
Mhig'o Junction High Schot)!.
Student in Ohio State University
and Ohio University. Teacher in
the Mingo Junction schools.
Hard work and intense applica-
tion to duty will make good every
time. Matilda is a devotee of both
and we know she will succeed.
Graduate of Alliance High
School. Mount Ihiion Summer
School. Glee Club. Athletic As-
sociation. Pittenger Literary So-
Altho she has not been with us
during our Senior year, she is one
of our number who is making good
in her teaching. We are glad to
be able to count her as one of our
Class of '17.
Gi-aduate of Barberton High
"My tongue within my lips I rein ;
For who talks much must talk in
Mary F. Larkvvorthy
West High School. Cleveland, 0.
Y. W. C. A.
Full of spirit is our Mary,
Never known to be contrary-
Wears a diamond on her finger,
And we fear she will not linger.
West Mansfield, 0.
Graduate of West Mansfield
High School. Household Arts
Course. Home Economics Club.
She laughs from morning until
Telling jokes is her delight;
But she seriously thinks,
I have enough of Science and Art;
To Household Research I depart.
Graduate of Scio High School.
She never tru.sts to luck,
Nor knows the art of bluffing,
She either has her lessons
Or makes attempts at nothing.
Graduate of Ashtabula High
School. Associate Editor of Ken-
tonian. Two years' teaching ex-
She is small but mighty. Willa
has worked hard on the Kentonian
and we all appreciate her efforts.
Did you ever see her when she was
Graduate of Canton High School.
Six years' teaching experience.
"In manner gentle, in affection
"Our Class In 1925"
"Why, Dorotha Finch! How do you do?"
"Well of all people! Helen Quass, if you aren't the last person on
this eai-th that I expected to see today. It certainly does seem good to
see you. What have you been doing all these years?"
"Why, I have been teaching Domestic Science in the San Francisco
schools for five years. What have you been doing?"
"I have been trotting around this old woi-ld simply wild to find some-
thing to do. Do you know, Helen, I have a good notion to go back to
K. S. N. C. Don't you remember the good times we had there?"
"Well, do you think any one could ever forget those days?"
"Do you remember how homesick we all were that first day of Octo-
ber? It was the first time most of us had ever been away. I can just
see you watching for the mailman and wondering if 'Mother' and '?'
still miss you."
"And, Dorotha, do you remember oui- fii'st class meeting when we
elected oui- class officers? Arthur Neate was president. By the way,
do you know that he owns a big ranch out west and has given up the idea
of teaching. I always thought he'd want more excitement than teaching."
"Oh, yes, and Isabel Bissell was vice president, and Carr-e Rupert was
secretary. And do you remember how Clyde Hostettler used to coax the
quarters right out of our pockets. I used to hate to see him coming."
"And do you remember the time that we had the Junior Party in the
'Gym,' and a crowd of girls from the Hall came over and stole the eats?
Can't you just see that social committee flying around there?"
"I have thought of that so many times and it's partly for the good
times that we had that I want to go back. We had good times at all of
our doings, didn't we? There was such a jolly good bunch in the class.
We fairly ran the school, — I mean we thought so."
"Wasn't Mary Newlands a circus, all by her lonesome? I'd rather
be with Mary IJch when she is wound up than to go to ten picture shows.
She has certainly made good, having turned into a modern Paderewski.
I heard her play at the New York Hippodrome last winter."
"I wondei' what has become of Summers. I'll bet he is still locating
all the 'pretty girls' ! Do you remember his mania for escorting the girls
to the hair-dressers?"
"The last time I saw him he was a traveling salesman."
"Well, even if he did like to go to the hair-dressers, he certainly worked
hard for our Junior and Senior classes."
"Who took Arthur Neats's place after he left school?"
"Why, Herbert Swigart did. Don't you remember, he was re-elected
president in our Senior year? Did you see him when he had the mumps?
He was the funniest sight I ever saw. Gilbert Roberts was Vice Presi-
dent, Ruth Allen was Secretary, and Charles Foster was Treasurer. When
he resigned Beatrice Millard was elected."
"Do you remember how Beatrice used to look for the 'parcel-post man'?
That was some fun. It was strange how every one liked that man. He
certainly was popular."
"Helen, didn't we have good times in our Senior year? It seemed as
though we knew eveiyone. After the first day, September twenty-sixth,
1916, I believe, we all felt right at home. Wasn't it fun to see the poor
little Juniors get lost? But of course 'green things' grow. The next year
they had the chance to laugh."
"Our class certainly started in right. We presented a picture to the
library in our Junior yeai', hoping to start a precedent, but the following
classes did not seem to think it was necessary to follow our example."
"Do you remember Mr. Marker and how he used to tell us that it was
not customary to fail Seniors?"
"Yes, I do, but think how all the Seniors had to woi'k. We didn't
have time for the parties we had in our Junior year. The last one that
we had was the success of the season. It was on March second and every-
body stayed so late that the faculty had to send us home. My, how I
wish we could have a reunion of our class. Wouldn't there be a big crowd
if we could get all of our one hundred forty-nine Seniors together? We
could go out to the lake and have one gi'and time!"
"I wish we could have a reunion."
"How those instructors used to vary the subjects. We used to keep
our outlines for our roommates for the next term and then they could
never use them. Wasn't it a joke, though? One thing we can say is that
almost every Senior in the class enjoyed the work and didn't study simply
because he had to. Oh, I must hurry, as I am going to a lectui'e that
'Banty' Jacobs is going to give on Geography. I have adopted the Geog-
raphy fad ever since I heard him give his first lecture. He has grown.
You wouldn't know him."
"Well, I have to buy a new book on Dietetics that Miss Nixon has just
had published. I'm awfully glad I met you and be sure to see me this
"Good-bye." Bess D. Rider.
Walther Ginther President
Grace Emmet Vice President
Hazel Reed Secretari/
Elizabeth Frack Treasurer
Mary L. Price
La Rue Beelman
Ira J. Myers
Mary A. Seeley
Stella A. Miller
Eva S. Thomas
Frances A. Hall
Albert T. Bair
Anna B. Bare
Lucile H. Fitch
Oma B. Hess
Vera W. Holscher
Olive M. Hoover
Helen H. Hopkins
Daisy B. Jones
M. Louisa Maxwell
Alta M. Mehnert
J. B. Stratton
Edna G. Sutton
Gladys M. Hoover
Florence I. Taylor
Olive F. Voit
Training School Department
May H. Prentice Director
Edith M. Olson Eighth Grade
MiRTiE Mabee Seventh Grade
Mary E. Dexter Sixth Grade
Marguerite Cadwallader Fifth Grade
Elsie Mabee Fourth Grade
Katherine Corbett Third Grade
Louise Mainline Second Grade
Florence B. Dolph First Grade
Clara D. Hitchcock Kindergarten
In the elementary training school there are eight grades and
two years of Kindergarten work. The Normal School students
do their practice teaching in this school or in the Kindergarten
During the school year of 1916-17, two hundred and fifty-
seven children were enrolled in the eight grades. In the Kinder-
garten there were thirty children enrolled during the Fall and
Winter Terms, and in the Spring Term there is usually an in-
crease in the enrollment. Twenty-five Normal students had
training in this department. The number of students training
in the Elementary department was less this year, owing to the
fact that no Junior training was given. The total number of
Seniors who had training was one hundred and seventy-eight.
Each student is required to have three credits in practice teach-
ing in order to graduate.
Training School Snapshots
Training School Play
John B. Faught Director
Amanda B. Glaser German
Florence B. Cruttenden History
Robert K. Havlicek
Mathematics, Supervisor of Chemistry, Man-
ual Training and Physical Training for Boys
Mary E. Walls Latin and English .
Nina J. Williams English
Ruth C. Hartlerode Music
Elmslie T. Thomas Physical Geography
Merle Wilhelm Household A rts
Margaret C. Pottinger
. Physical Training for Girls
Practice teaching in the High School is done largely by the
students taking the degree course. In this department three
credits in training are required. During the Summer Term,
twenty-one students had High School training. Only eleven
trained in this department during the Fall and Winter Terms.
The enrollment of pupils for the year was sixty-one.
Normal High School Basket Ball Team
Harold Jacobs, George Whyte, Marvin Stevens,
Lavi^rence Bentley, Francis Kerwin
The Kent Normal High School Basket Ball
played a schedule of games during the season
the games wei'e :
Dec. 15 Kent High 43
Jan. 12 Rootstown 11
Jan. 19 Springfield 8
Feb. 2 Copley 20
Feb. 9 Rootstown 10
Feb. 16 Springfield 32
Feb. 23 Stow 18
March 2 Kent High 16
March 9 Stow 14
March 16 Copley 21
March 23 Kent High 16
Feb. 6 Freshmen 24, Sophomores 28
Feb. 13 Sophomores 6, Juniors 25
Feb. 20 Freshmen 8, Juniors 39
The Juniors won the championship and with it the right to
play the college faculty.
The basketball squad was composed of eight members —
Marvin Stevens (Manager)
William Whyte (Captain)
Team of 1917
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Willa Dunn, Karl Keller, Mary Riedinger, Henry J. Robinson,
Gilbert Roberts, Ira J. Myers
And they declared a truce on Christmas eve
And waited for the birthday of the Babe.
Shepherds? Nay, sentinels watched the sleeping flocks.
And low upon the horizon flamed — no star — ,
A sullen glare of slow-devouring fire.
No sound disturbed the midnight, save the sigh
Of dreamers, stirring restlessly, or tread
Of sleepless guards upon their weary beat.
All silently the wondrous hour passed by.
How could earth hope for heavenly visitants
When Good Will is no more, and Peace is slain,
And on the morrow men shall rise in haste
To crucify once more the patient Christ?
— Hazel C. Hew^itt.
(Taken from the Cover of the Christmas Kentonian)
Although our little paper is scarcely two years old, its prestige
is already established. This point needs no emphasis if the reader
has been in the Kentonian office during intermission periods some
Wednesday forenoon, the time for distribution. The students,
rushing in for their papers, furnish sufficient proof of the state-
ment. But, how could it be otherwise, when we have a paper that
is so full of material vital to student life at Kent?
Last year, when the paper was initiated, its purpose, as an-
nounced, was to promote school spirit and loyalty among the stu-
dents. This it surely did with unfailing ability. This year,
with the experience of the previous year, it is only reasonable
to suppose that the paper should be more capable of realizing its
aim. By excluding advertising matter from its columns and
opening them to student activity and literary work, it has proved
its ability along this line. This is surely a great step toward the
complete realization of the aim.
Through the work of its able editors. The Kentonian has been
filled with reading matter well adapted to this particular student
body and its needs. At the beginning of the year Henry J. Rob-
ison was elected to the position of editor-in-chief. In this office
he has proved himself so capable that he merits the approval of
all. Mildred Swanson, first assistant editor, who resigned to
resume her work at Oberlin, was replaced by Gilbert Roberts.
Mary E. Gnau, assistant editor, resigned early in the year and
was replaced by Willa Dunn. This trio, with the addition of
Mary Riedinger, assistant editor, are now responsible for the
splendid material that fills the columns of The Kentonian.
At the beginning of the year E. Charles Foster was business
manager, with Ira J. Myers as assistant. Mr. Foster withdrew
from school to accept a position. Karl N. Keller was elected to
take his place. During the winter term a new office was created
— that of circulation manager. Frank H. Jacobs was chosen for
this work. The success of The Kentonian is not wholly due to
the efforts of these students, however. It was partly through the
supervision of the faculty advisors, Miss Nina J. Williams and
Dr. J. B. Faught, that they were able to produce such a splendid
With the example of preceding yeai's before them, we may
safely assume that the future officials will so manage our little
college weekly that as the school grows, so The Kentonian will
grow and continue to be an appreciated publication, a real and
vital part of the school.
Pittenger Literary Society
Officers for the Fall Term
Birdie Fowler President
Humbert Iacobucci Vice President
Mae Merrill Secretary
Helen Welker Treasurer
Officers for the Winter Term
Clyde Hostettler President
Humbert Iacobucci Vice President
Nina Brown Secretary
Mildred Herriott Treasurer
Officers for the Spring Term
Humbert Iacobucci President
Gladys Hoover Vice President
Mary Riedinger Secretary
Birdie Fowler Treasurer
Pittenger Literary Society
students of the K. S. N. C, who have been members of the Pittenger
Literary Society during the past year, have found Literary Activities to
be very pleasant and beneficial.
All members have enthusiastically taken part in the programs to make
the work a success. In order to afford enjoyment, and arouse enthusiasm
for the coming year, a social evening was held late in October. Two prom-
inent members of the board of control acted as captains for a game of
charades. Much alertness and keenness of mind was shown by those
participating in the games.
The meetings that followed this social evening pointed out the indi-
vidualities of the members in literary work. The programs consisted of
character sketches, readings, addresses, studies of authors, appreciation
of their works, and various kinds of music. One evening was spent in
studying Bryant, reviewing his childhood days, and studying some of his
well known poems, such as "Thanatopsis" and "The Flood of Years."
Excellent appreciations were given on these poems. Musical ability was
not found lacking, for many enjoyable selections were given. A program
without music is as a pen without ink — dry.
One of the addresses, "Growth Through Expression," was given by
Professor Johnson. He told of his own work in literary societies and
what it meant to him. He kept the idea before his auditors that they
should improve every opportunity offered them. By failing in this step,
retrogression would be sure to follow.
Another splendid talk was given by the Universalist minister. Rev.
Fereshetian of Kent, Ohio. He told of the Russian novelist and social
reformer, Tolstoy. He painted vivid word pictures of the three phases
of Tolstoy's life. In the first phase he related very interesting facts of
the novelist's boyhood, how keenly he felt that he had no marked talent,
how he remained away from his playmates and brooded over his misfor-
tunes, how the thought came to him that Death was ever lying in wait,
and how his attitude changed to one of pleasure. In the second phase
Tolstoy became intensely interested in the welfare of humanity. He
spent much of his time and influence in the betterment of the Russian
peasants. Rev. Fereshetian dealt mainly with the third and highest phase
of Tolstoy's life which was reached when the service of God became the
motive power of his existence. Tolstoy's mistakes in the earlier part of
his life were forgotten by many, because of the great and noble work he
did during the last years of his life. He tried to live life as he thought
it should be lived.
— Mae Knight.
History of Society
During the first I'egular college year at Kent State Normal College,
the Walden Di-amatic Club was organized, but, as the school developed,
it was found necessary to change the form of the programs. Then it
was, that the programs consisted of recitations, essays and debates. The
club exercised its function of caring foi- the literary intei-est of the new
institution for two years. However, as the school continued to grow, and
larger literary needs arose than it was thought the Walden Dramatic
Club could satisfy, a demand began to be voiced for two societies. This
demand became crystallized during the spring term of nineteen hundred
sixteen, when, at one of the meetings of the Walden Dramatic Club, a
motion was made and adopted that two people should be appointed whose
duty was to consist in dividing the members of the club into two equal
groups, each of whom was to form a literaiy society. As soon as the
organization of the two new societies was completed, the Walden Dramatic
Club was to pass out of existence.
This program was executed in detail, and, as a result, the Garfield
and Pittengei- Literary Societies were created. The Pittenger Literary
Society was named in honor of Prof. L. A. Pittenger, head of the Depart-
ment of English, who did more than anyone else to perfect the organiza-
tion of the Walden Dramatic Club, and to advance the cause of student
literary activities during the early existence of the college. It was felt
by the members of the new society that Prof. Pittenger had earned some
recognition in return for his labors at a time when they were most needed,
and that in giving his name to the organization, only a small reward was
being bestowed for the work which he had so ably advanced.
The first president of the society was Homer A. Randels, who was
also the last president of the Walden Dramatic Club. Due more to his
able leadership than to any other cause, the society, during the spring
term of nineteen hundi-ed sixteen, was established on a sufTiciently firm
basis to insure its being further developed and more firmly established
dui-ing the present college year.
While, at times during the college year, the interest was not as great
as it should have been, it must be remembered that time is required in
establishing anything new that is to be truly worth while. The olHcers
who presided during the year were all capable, and did everything they
could to advance the interests of all members. The year nineteen hundred
sixteen was a year of organization and experimentation, and it is thought
that plans have been developed dui'ing this time that will aid in increasing
interest in the society during the following years.
— Henry J. Robison.
Members of Pittenger Literary Society
La Viers, Sarah
\ Wingerd Christian
What The Pittengers Did For Tom
Is there, for Tom, a chance to win,
Who came to Kent and stopped within
The Normal doors upon the hill.
To spend a few more days at will?
Oh yes, many a chance is here
If he only watches and has no fear,
But digs I'ight in and does his best
When there's a chance among the rest.
So Tom watched out to find his place
Among the ranks of the Pittengei' race ;
To find a place is not so hard
As staying there and being no cowai-d.
For Tom remembers that first night
When on the stage he won his fight;
Within those ranks he stayed, till thro'
With work in Kent State Normal School.
Now Tom is filling a higher place.
But still insists, that in his case.
His greatest help toward success
Came that night when he did his best.
To those who come to Merrill Hall
And wish to find success at all,
Tom's parting woi'd to all who read
Is, "Do your best" and "Take the lead."
— M. Herriott.
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Garfield Literary Society
Sylvester Summers President
Helen Nichols Vice-President
Hazel C. Hewitt Secretary
Omar G. Kear Treasurer
Edward Paulus President
CORENA Maris Vice-President
Hazel Richardson Secretanj
Herbert Swigart Treasurer
Floyd Graves P)'esident
Walter Ginther Vice-P)'esident
LlBBY TiCHY Secretarij
Anna Martens Treasurer
Garfield Literary Society
Colors: Green and White
Motto: Maneat Amicitia
The Garfield Literary Society was organized in April, 19 IG
as a result of the division of the Walden Dramatic Club. This
club was divided because it was considered too large for efficient
The purpose of the Garfield Literary Society is to increase the
usefulness of the College by giving an opportunity for the literary
and social development of its members. Any student attending
the College may join the Society. This year forty-five people are
enrolled, only nine of whom were charter members.
Many interesting programs have been given during the year,
including a very interesting talk by Prof. Marker on "The Price
of Civilization"; also a talk by Prof. Johnson on "Ideals and
Motives." Another interesting program was a debate, "Resolved
that the Sunday movies should be prohibited." Mr. Kear and
Mr. Gault debated the affirmative side, and Mr. Paulus and Mr.
Baker the negative. Another good factor in the programs was
The programs for the winter term included a Longfellow
night. This program was made up of recitations of Longfellow's
most noted poems; selections that have been set to music were
given by the Pedagogues Quartette.
Another interesting program was "The Book Carnival." This
included something about the oldest book, the newest book, the
largest book, the smallest book, and a paper on the value of books.
Representations of book titles were given in the form of charades.
The members responded to roll call by giving the name of their
favorite book. The "Musical Evening" certainly was rightly
named. It consisted of selections by the Pedagogues Quartette,
vocal solos, piano solos, violin solos, and selected folk songs by the
A Case of Suspension
At the regular meeting of the Garfield Literary Society on the
evening of Feb. 15, 1917, the play, "A Case of Suspension," was
presented to an appreciative audience of members and friends of
The scene of the play was a girls' dormitory where breaking
rules and playing pranks were the chief diversions.
Ten members of the society participated in the play, which was
Anna Martens, Gertrude Cavanaugh and Esther Alker as the
irrepressible school girls were natural in their fun and mischief.
Theii' fright, when the "burglar" was discovered, and the diplom-
acy with which they won the help of Kathleen and Jonas in their
plans, were both characteristic of the modern school girl. James
Baker, Fred Fisher, and Sylvester Summers as Harold, Tom and
Jack, whose unusual manner of arriving at the spread was
attended with so much danger and excitement, played their parts
Helen Nichols as "Kathleen," the faithful Irish maid, was
at once humorous and pathetic.
Walter Ginther as "Jonas," the hired man, played his part
well. He had "seen some mighty queer things," but was pre-
vailed upon, through an appeal to his vanity, to help the girls
Hazel Richardson as "Miss Judkins," the matron of the dorm-
itory, played her part with dignity and reserve.
Edward Paulus as "Professor Edgerton," who had declared
that "discipline must be maintained at any cost" and who decided
to "make some investigations," was quite bewildered when he
found himself in an embarrassing position.
— Elizabeth Pierce.
Gnau, Mary E.
Golden, Margaret R.
. ■ Hess, K. Nile
Hewitt, Hazel C.
Kear, Omar G.
Martens, Anna J.
Myers, Ira J.
Nichols, Helen L.
Paulus, Edward /
Van Wagnen, Lura
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet
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Y. W. C. A. Group
Helen Welker President
Hazel Grove Acting President
Mabel Rowland Secretary
Estella Esterly Treasurer
Hazel Grove Membership
Helen Jacob Missionary
Elsie Filson Religious
Grace Conant News
Lydia Heston Social Service
Nina J. Williams Advisor
Mary E. Wall Advisor
Hazel Hostettler Social
Y. \I. C. A. Cabinet Parties
Friday afternoon. May 5, 191(i, during an April shower, the old and
new cabinet members of the Y. W. C. A. closed their books and departed
for Brady Lake. Some went in automobiles and others by trolley, but
all were laden with provisions which were to appease the appetites that
soon manifested themselves.
After wading through many mud iniddles, the Canoodler's Inn was
reached. The place was soon made cheerful and homelike with a good
fire burning in the grate, and the girls singing as they prepared the even-
ing meal. That evening, cozily seated in the glow of the fire, the girls
held a religious meeting and discussed plans for the future year. Miss
Williams, who acted as chaperon and guide, gave many valuable sugges-
Miss Marshall, with the assistance of two or three able guards, having
securely bolted the windows and doors, every one retired, there being not
more than six in a room. After several minutes confusion, which inevit-
ably follows when a group of girls get together, everything became quiet,
and peace apparently reigned supreme. Suddenly strange noises were
heard in the house and several hearts began to behave badly, indeed some
threatened to forsake their owners entirely. One girl investigated the
matter and the culprit proved to be one of the party. After duly punish-
ing her, the girls again retired to such I'est as can only be had when four
occupy the space of two.
During the days that followed, devotional exercises were held and
many happy hours were spent in hunting wild flowers and in boating.
Each girl was given an opportunity to demonstrate her skill in cooking
and dishwashing. Sunday evening found the party wending their way
back to dear old K. S. N. C. Tired, stiff and lame, but with the feeling
that the various experiences had been of the kind that inspire and help.
One wintry evening in November, Miss Williams delightfully enter-
tained the cabinet with what they termed a "jolly good time." After a
delicious chicken supj^er at the Erie hotel, the girls went to Miss Williams'
rooms. The lights having been turned low, they sat on the floor and dis-
cussed plans for the coming year. A marshmallow roast followed, jokes
were told and a few songs were sung. Surely it was an evening to be
remembered for its spiritual benefit, inspirations and pleasures. Every
girl became a more efficient worker because of these few hours spent in
delightful fellowship, and more than ever felt : "Blest be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love."
Oiu' niji'lit ill Ijright October,
The Y. W. Girls gave a party ;
And as usual they became sober,
But as time went on they grew more hearty.
They did not stand stiff' like a jjost
When called to join in line
To follow, What! Yes, yes a ghost!
Who led them, forty-nine.
Down the dark and ghostly corridor.
The procession tiled along
With shrieks of fright, as an awful roar
Scared away all thoughts of song.
The ghosts were here, the ghosts were there.
The ghosts were all around ;
They snarled and growled, and banged and howled.
And yet could not be found.
Our leader ghost went straight ahead
Through jjlaces damp and weird ;
And the ghosts therein were not well fed,
For with hollow sound they jeered.
We forty-nine held fast together
As we marched through the ghostly nooks,
And even the touch of a little soft feather
Would have terrified our looks.
We finally came to the realms of the known.
And for the forty-nine none too soon.
For it made us think of the seeds we'd sown,
Before or afternoon.
Of course we all had something to eat,
And became acquainted besides.
We did not even care for a seat.
But kept moving with the tides.
Then, at an hour not very late.
We forty-nine dispersed.
Wishing a very kind fate
To our ghosts who scared us at first.
-E. G. E.
Are You Lonesome?
One day a girl left home and went
Away to Normal school.
But when she reached the town of Kent,
The lady lonely grew.
And then her tears began to flow,
She wanted home and Dad.
She said: "I can't stay here, I know,
'Cause I want home so bad."
But some one had a happy thought
To make my lady glad.
She to Y. W. meeting brought
This girl who was so sad.
She met some girls who were so nice
And jolly and refined,
She did not need to be asked twice
To join. They were her kind.
They had some jolly parties
And loads and loads of fun.
Ask her now if she is homesick.
She replies : "Those days are done."
Now if ever you are lonesome
And feel a little blue,
If you'd join K. N. Y. W.,
It might do the same for you.
— A. Huston.
The Spirit Lily
Outside the raindrops beat a dreary monotone upon the I'oof. The
wind howled dismally around every corner of the house. I drew my chair
unconsciously closer to the fire and sat, dreamily watching the grotesque
flickering shadows dance on the opposite side of the wall.
Then a strange feeling came over me. Instead of shadows I saw a
beautiful valley surrounded by large rolling hills. It was spring time and
the happy little flowerlets nodded gaily to each other in the verdant
grasses. The birds vied with each other in singing beautiful songs. Sud-
denly the flowers looked up in glad surprise and the birds ceased singing.
A beautiful nymph appeared on the plain, her cheeks were of rose and
her dress was of sweet ferns and pink velvety buds. "Today," said she,
in her sweet voice, "the Great Spirit hath sent me to receive your gifts.
I can take only such gifts as you give freely. The birds one and all gave
their sweetest carols, the big stalwart trees brought their choicest fruits,
the roses and the other flowei's brought their fragrance and gave it to
the woodland nymph. But the beautiful white water lily had no fragrance
to give. Sorrowfully she came forward and said : "I have no fragrance,
but take me and let the Kind Spirit give me some humble task to perform
Where the nymph had been only a blank remained. She had departed
with her wealth of gifts for the Great Spirit. The mighty King was
exceedingly pleased with the bountiful contribution. He looked kindly at
the lily and said : "Sweet lily, be of good cheer. You had no fragrance to
ofi'er, but you gave yourself. Therefoi'e you shall have a mission on earth.
Thy Mother Art doth win the homeless, woo the lonely, and comfort the
distressed. Thou art the guardian of girlhood, the rescuer of the endan-
gered, the inspirer of hosts, the educator of legions, the comrade and coun-
sellor of the timid country lass, the protector of the fledgling city maiden.
Thou art to the weary and trouble tossed a haven of rest, to the toiler and
traveler a temple of joy. Womanhood giveth thee devout affection, and
manhood doth honor thee. Majestic be thy service throughout the land.
Bring hither the crown."
So the Spirit Lily has established a Y. W. C. A. in the Kent State
Normal College, which should have the earnest co-operation of all the col-
lege women. It is the only religious organization in the college and surely
deserves the support and sympathy of everyone. May the Y. W. C. A.
prosper and do honor to her name as a branch of such a worthy organ-
The summer session of Kent State Normal in 1916 will long be remem-
bered by both students and faculty. A new record for attendance was not
set, but the spirit and good class work of the 1640 who were present could
not have been excelled by any other summer school in the land. The in-
tense heat was a handicap to be overcome only by devotion to the work
Three times every week the large student body gathered in the
assembly room and received inspiration and help from the instructive pro-
grams arranged by our thoughtful president. If nothing had been gath-
ered from the class work, the summer would have been well spent if one
improved the assembly hour by listening to the philosophy of life as inter-
preted by President McGilvrey.
Eleven thirty! What normal minded student has not heard the call
of the class bell (if it was working) without a feeling of marked interest!
James, Thorndike, and all the rest passed into a state of oblivion as the
prospect of a summei- school bowl of soup loomed up in the realms of
imagination. Ah ! the sleepy moments that followed the calling of the
first afternoon classes. Then came a quick dash to the ice cream stand for
the life giving cone, and with its disappearance, there vanished also the
woes of heat and dull care. There are cones and cones, but none equal to
the ones handed out by Robison and Rex in the summer of 1916.
What summer student has not hearkened to the call of the movies, or
to the green coolness of Lake Brady? It was even possible to see a Prof,
lingering near the Fairy or the Opera House, and a very common sight
was that of a learned head bobbing about on the surface of the above men-
tioned lake. Those delightful field trips with Mr. Olson, and an occasional
bug hunt with Mr. Hopkins furnished a fine field for adventure and fun.
Bedford Glen and the Normal woods were the scenes of many exciting
times. The county picnics and marshmallow roasts gave opportunity for
renewal of old friendships and the forming of new ones.
SUMMER SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT
For the pleasure and benefit of the student body, a fine program of
plays, lectures, and musical productions were brought to Kent at a great
expense. The Coburn players presented the "Rivals" and "The Yellow
Jacket," both plays being greatly appreciated by the large audiences
attending. So great was the success of these plays that an invitation to
return in 1917 was given and accepted. These plays were given in the
open air, the sloping hillside of the campus furnishing a splendid natural
Judge Addams of the Cleveland juvenile court gave an instructive
address concerning the work of that court in Cleveland. Dr. Washington
Gladden of Columbus gave two lectures on "The Truth About the Bible,"
each one of which showed the effects of years of profound study. Dr.
Gladden is one of the most widely known men who has ever lectured in
the college auditorium.
In the line of musical entertainment, that offered in the summer of
1916 will long remain unexcelled. Lila Robeson, the Clark Concert Com-
pany, and, best of all, Schumann-Heink, delighted and inspired the im-
mense audiences that gathered from far and near to hear them.
As has been the case in the past, Kent Normal had a high-class baseball
team in the summer of 1916. Welser, the star of 191-5, was again the
mainstay of the team. With better support from his teammates a clear
record might have been written. Manager Korb, a former Wooster star,
and Captain Whyte, with the assistance of Coach Lovell, had to build up
practically a new team, Browm, Hoffee, and Welser being the only players
remaining from the 1915 aggregation.
The following is a list of the regular games played, and the resulting
scores: Wooster 5-6, Normal 2-2; Oberlin Business College 2, Normal 6.
One of the best attractions of the season was the varsity-faculty game.
The varsity won, as was expected, but some of the Profs, showed flashes
of form that would do credit to any college player. President McGilvrey
was the batting hero, getting three hits out of four times at bat. Hop-
kins at first basj showed that he had not spent all his life in hunting bugs.
A volume could be written about this game, but it is safe to say that a
more exciting game was never played on the Normal grounds.
The 1916 graduating class was the largest yet in Normal's short his-
tory — nine students receiving the degree and 160 the diploma. The major
part of this number was composed of regular students, the remainder
finishing by work in the summer school. President King of Oberlin Col-
lege delivered the class address.
After the address, President McGilvrey presented the diplomas and
conferred the degrees. Several musical selections were beautifully ren-
dered under the direction of Miss Shamel.
Pei'haps the crowning feature of the day was the presentation of a
large American flag to the college by the student body. This was the
outgrowth of a suggestion by Miss Augusta Brinkerhoff. In a supris-
ingly short time the necessary sum of money was raised and the flag pur-
chased. Mr. Walker of Lorain presented the flag to the trustees with
a very fitting and appropriate talk.
With this impressive ceremony the activities of the summer school
ended and passed into history. Many were the pleasant memories car-
ried away in the hearts of students and teachers. Happy indeed is he
who can say, "I was there."
Faculty Baseball Team
1916 Summer School Team
SpecialJManual Arts Students
Alecliaiiical Drawiut; L'las;
The present great movement towards more constructive work in the
schools brings into prominence our Manual Arts Department. Our peda-
gogic father, Dr. -James, says that manual training will give us citizens
with an entirely different intellectual fiber. Shop and laboratory work
engender a habit of observation and insight into nature's complexities.
They confer precision and give honesty. In doing a thing, one must do
it definitely right or definitely wrong.
The ^Manual Arts department has shown great growth since school
opened four years ago, it now having a location where there is room to
expand, but a glance into the future will show that the growth has not
stopped. And in fact it has been planned to place twenty-four forges
in the room below the woodworking department, and to give a line of
work, such as harness making, repair work, and cement work. All this
work is especially applicable to rural conditions. A number of wood-
working machines have been installed and motors will be used for power.
As a stranger enters the Manual Arts building he may get the impres-
sion that it is a one-story structure. He passes through the mechanical
drawing room and sees the students at the twenty-four drawing tables,
busily expressing their ideas in black and white. Next, he passes into
the wood-working department and sees the students at the twenty-four
benches, sawing, planing, and hammering. His old idea of book learning
receives a severe shock. He looks out of the window and discovers that
he is in a two-story building. Thus his impression of the place is changed.
He now goes to the first floor and sees the metal working class, few
in number, but noisy and industrious. Here he sees the machinery of the
power plant as an appropriate close to his visit to the ^lanual Arts
Thus he sees ideas shaped on paper, wood, and iron. The courses of
this department might be divided into four groups. First, comes the
woodworking course, which teaches the beginner to saw by the aid of
straight lines. Eventually he is able to turn out a beautiful piece of
The mechanical drawing course gives skill in drawing by the use
of the T-square, triangle and other familiar tools of the draughtsman.
This course prepares the student to draw plans for simple structures
and even homes.
The theory courses consist of library reading and class work, while
the application is made in practice teaching. The last part includes metal
working, harness making, and repair work.
Even though Mr. Van Deusen is a little man, we all know he is a hustler.
Not having much air resistance, he seems never to tire in his patient
guidance of the hands and minds of the future pedagogues.
Mr. Van Deusen is assisted by Mr. Dirkson, who is well known around
Kent on account of his active interest in establishing courses in manual
training in the schools in the neighboring vicinity.
We are proud of our Manual Arts department, for we feel that it is
in keeping with the largest and latest educational movements of the time.
r.cii in Tin
September came — and so did we,
Sixty-two and more to be ;
Normal Hill resounded wide,
With noises thru the country side.
A party first for all of us.
Congenial be we surely must ;
Miss Smith you see so thotful too,
Decided this we must all do.
Be friends — obey and happy be.
And rules and regulations see;
But — Oh the Skinners came at last.
The calendar will tell the rest.
For they were here the whole year thru,
And dances gay were all we knew ;
But May brought college festal chimes,
And June — goodbye to all good times.
Goodbye to Lowry Hall and too.
All we love and all we knew ;
To "spreads" and all the happiness,
Those dear old halls have meant to us.
Goodbye, Miss Smith, our "Mother" here,
Goodbye to all the girls most dear ;
Our college days are o'er, you see.
Yet we will all so happy be ;
For in our memories will dwell.
Old Lowry Hall we love so well. M. E. L.
The Lowry Hall Calendar
25. We arrive at Lowry Hall, bag and baggage and are welcomed
most cordially by our matron, Miss Smith. We hasten to see every one
and everything in the first five minutes. What suspense — Waiting for the
appearance of a strange roommate whom you "bet a cookv" vou will not
7:00 P. RI. What: a man already?
26. Registration. We unpack trunks, boxes and suit cases, and won-
der where on earth we will put everything.
27. Classes start. We get acquainted at the drug stores while pur-
29. Faculty reception in the gymnasium room for all students. We
start our record in the register as a result of those "bug bear" words —
2. Old girls give new girls a "get acquainted" party in the music room
from 7:00 to 8:00 P. M.
7. Nick Carter stops in at Lowry Hall for a flying call. Know her?
9. We attend our first housemeeting, where we learn that "permits"
are limited and that 10:30 means darkness.
16. Grace Barnett and Mabel Heim give their first dancing lesson.
Miss Hitchcock talked after supper on "Social Customs." History of Edu-
cation, fact exam. POOR SENIORS!
17. Light permits are numerous. Why? Another Hist, of Ed. exam.
20. Hallowe'en masquerade dance — our first social ettort of the sea-
son. You remember how pretty the hall looked with orange and black
crepe paper, Jack o' Lanterns, and the moon shining among the branches
behind the piano. And the costumes — Clowns, Nuns, Indians, Cowboys,
and Red Riding Hoods. Not to say anything of the Gypsies, Spanish Girls,
and Egyptians. Real men, too, would you believe it?
23. Social usage talk by Miss Smith.
7. Election Day! Is Miss Smith a Democrat?
8. Talk by Miss Shamel after supper.
10. Coshocton girls give spread in honor of Murilla Mclntyre's sister
12. Coshocton bridal party in the cornfield.
18. Demonstration in table manners by Miss Smith.
17. Lowrv Hall Physical Ed. girls attend their class dance in I. 0.
0. F. Hall.
21. Fine talk by Mr. McGilvrey on our attitude toward our fellows.
24. We entertain the Faculty. Who says they are not a lively bunch?
28. Social usage talk by Miss Smith.
29. Thanksgiving vacation — so welcome to the poor homesick Juniors.
4. We return from our vacation.
7. Mabel Heim and the Cleveland bunch try a new method of trans-
ferring eats from one floor to the next.
9. He kissed hei- once, he kissed her twice.
And then the matron turned out the lights.
10. Great news! The Skinners arrive in town. Prof. Scherer and
Mr. Ilefield haven't forgotten the way to the Dorm.
12. Social talk by Miss Smith. "
14. Progressive spread foi- Mary Newlands. How we hate to have
her leave us !
15. Ashland vs. Kent. Lowry Hall girls not among the absent or
16. Skinner ( ?) party. Music room very "coUegey" with all those
17. Mabel Heim and Bess Rider entertained Prof. Sherer and Mr.
20. House meeting. We believe that Miss Smith profits by experi-
21. Serenaded Miss Smith with Christmas carols at 11:30 P. M.
22. School dismissed because of HEAVY SNOW STORM. Trains,
jitneys, can we ever get one?
7. Back again after two weeks vacation. Gertrude Ellsworth and
Ellen Messenger find their rooms topsy turvy as result of flood from above.
14. Hurrah! Skating begins. If you haven't a pair of skates — bor-
19. The Dean of Women from Oberlin College took supper with Miss
21. Mui'illa and Mabel learn that Saturday night dances are not
25. Dinner party given to Faculty women in music room by eight
girls. Mary Newlands surprised us with a visit just in time to come to
the dinner. Miss Pottinger characteristically led us in a grand march.
Every one says "She's a hit."
29. That noisy Niles suite are being punished by having to put out
their lights at 10:00 o'clock for a week.
30. House meeting. Worst one of the season. Many were there, but
few escaped unscathed.
31. Niles suite has a spread in the dark.
1. The cook forgets that it is Saturday and gives us fish. Basket
Ball team organized.
2. Hall in mourning. Black crepe hangs upon the door of the Niles
suite with the announcement of the funeral at 4:00 o'clock. Mabel Heim
taken to Miss Smith's sitting room with only her suite mates in attendance.
3. Mabel Heim and Bea Millard entertain Franklin Morris and Hugh
Newell of Youngstown in the Music Room. Feed in Perry suite but Mabel
was absent. Why?
.5. First practice of our new B. B. team. Mabel free to again test
the outside temperature after 6:30 P. M.
6. How did all that noise happen to come from Babe Williams' quiet
suite'? Easy. Alice Wade and Hazel Reed were there.
8. Hair-dressers from Cleveland here.
9. Another party, and wonder of wonders, more men than girls.
Lessons in astronomy — particularly frequent eclipses of the moon.
13. Miss Pottinger and Miss Dolph called several times at the Doi'm.
Miss Smith plays bridge in music room with Skinners. Tin pan serenade,
"Good night, Skinners."
14. Valentine flowers for Lorena Bake, Marjorie Hatch and Helen
Nichols. Fortunate ones !
15. Big ice carnival. Ten piece orchestra. Everyone out for a good
time on skates.
17. Miss Smith gone to New York until Monday. What a chance —
but then we promised to be good.
18. Little fudge party for the Skinners tabooed. Oh those abomin-
21. Lowry Hall, 8; Live Wires, 16. Ellen Messenger dreams all
night of a beautiful white sweater decorated with orange and blue.
22. Washington's birthday! School.
23. Mrs. Hatch of Cleveland, 0., entertained by her daughter Mar-
jorie, assisted by Harold Goodrich. A few of the girls thought they were
going to the Skinner's dance, but —
Favorite Songs of the Hall Girls
"You Can't Stop lie From Loving You"
"Make That Engine Stop at Louisville"
"There's a Quaker Girl In Quaker Town"
"How Can I Leave Thee'?"
"I Want to Marry a Male Quartette"
"I'm a Long, Long Way From Home"
"In the Good Old 'Summer' Time"
"Lohengrin's Wedding March"
"From the Land of the Sky Blue Waters"
"Just a Wearyin' for You"
Lura Van Wagnen
Mary Louise Price
'The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring, Tra-La, Have
Nothing to do With This 'Case' "
"Let's Go Back to Sweetheart Days"
"I Want to go Back" (Akron)
"Sleep, Baby, Sleep"
" 'Til the Sands of the Desert Grow Cold"
"Charlie Is My Darling"
"Somewhere a Voice Is Calling"
"Freddie Fisher" to the Tune of "Pretty Baby"
"Oh, You Never Can Tell"
"Nine O'clock Came and He Said Good Night"
"I'm Off to the War"
"Could the Dreams of the Dreamer Come True"
"One Kiss and All Is Over"
"All Through the Night" (hash)
"Take That Wagon Home, John '
"The Good Ship, Honey Moon"
"The Hours I Spent With Thee"
"That :Moving Picture Rag"
"Oh, Mr. Moon, It's Time You're Leaving"
There's a Little Bit of Bad in Every Good Little Girl"
"Oh, How I Want You"
"Call Me Dearie, That's All"
"Sweetest Girl in Monterey"
"I Miss You, Dearie"
"Some Day the Shadows Will All Fade Away"
"I Won't Be Home Until Morning"
"Home, Sweet Home"
"Oh, Promise Me"
"The Glory of the Moonlight" (waltz)
"I Love You Truly"
"Goodbye to Flirtation"
"Sleep and Forget"
"Farewell to Thee"
"I'm Looking For a Nice Young Fellow"
"I Want to Linger"
"Sunshine and Roses"
"I Wonder What's the Matter With My Eyes?"
"Haven't You Forgotten Something, Dearie?"
"Twilight Is Stealing"
"The Little Gray Home in Niles"
"They'll Never Believe Me"
"If You Only Had My Disposition"
"I'm Simply Crazy Over You"
"I Like the Boys'"
"Is It Love At Last?"
"I Love to Dance"
Household Arts in Kent Normal, 'tis needless to say,
Is the great attraction of this age and day;
That is, judging from numbers who this school attend.
For the purpose of cooking or learning to mend.
So in order that you may more interested be,
I will give you an account of what you will see.
In our large cooking room are eight tables with stoves.
At the side and back are large cupboards for loaves ;
And for spices and dishes, and utensils too,
All so neatly arranged that they are pleasant to view.
There's an ice box, three tables, a stove and one chair,
Made to go with the desk of our teacher so fair.
At the east of the room, through a great massive door.
Is a large cheerful place, a green rug on the floor;
And a table with chairs — how inviting when set!
At the end are three windows where light we may get.
Now just opposite this is a large buffet,
At th? side is a table for serving, they say.
And again through a door in the east we will find
In three straight even vows thirty chairs of a kind.
It is here that the girls in the cooking class go.
For directions for making a batter or dough.
Let us follow them now and see what they make.
For a little bird told me it might be a cake.
First they put on their aprons and make quite a clatter.
Now by taking out dishes, now by beating the batter.
In a very short time, with the cakes in to bake.
All the girls hurry fast another lesson to take.
Then to ovens they rush and with eager eyes view
The delicious results of a minute or two.
But behold coming toward us! with cake on a ti'ay!
Are Dot, Nan, and Gracia, and even dear Mae.
All are good, did you say? Why shouldn't they be?
For Miss Nixson it is, who is teaching, you see.
And now that we've seen all in cooking, we can.
Let us cross o'er the hall to a room spick and span.
It is here that the girls are assembled to sew.
And to learn how the flax and the cotton grow.
In the front on a screen are designs of all kinds.
In the corner two sinks that black hands soon find.
A large case in the rear is for dresses and such.
So that they may stay clean from all touch.
There ai'e tables for cutting and tables for sewing.
And a table in front for the teacher all knowing.
It is here Singers sew (tho' the sewers ne'er sing) ,
And it's here the girls learn to make almost everything.
This I've written, dear reader, in hope that I may
Lead you here to get Knowledge for some future day.
Home Economics Club
The Home Economics Club was organized last year for the
purpose of bringing together girls interested in this subject. Dur-
ing the spring, meetings were held monthly, light refreshments
being served each time.
This fall the club was organized, and it was planned to hold
the meetings on the first and third Thusdays of each month. New
interest was taken in the club and its work. Arrangements were
made to have some topic of current interest discussed by faculty
members or by other persons interested. Some of the meetings
were devoted to needle work. Once a month a social was given.
At one of the regular meetings, Mr. Eyman gave a very inter-
esting as well as instructive talk on "The Mineral Requirements
of the Body." At another meeting Dr. Andrews gave an address
on "The Communicable Diseases of Children."
These meetings were of educational value and it is hoped that
the Home Economics Club will become a permanent College organ-
Would You Believe That —
Helen Quass is going to devote her life to making rice waffles for the
Hazel Grove doesn't intend to furnish her home "in Browns"?
Lydia Heston wouldn't make a good Bassinger?
Harriet Holcomb expects to spend her life teaching school?
Inez Totten has never been in a picture show?
Mildred Harriot can hardly wait for chemistry Lab. Day?
Rilla Beck is as quiet and demure as she seems?
Molly Coddle has withdrawn from school?
Estella Esterly has never cracked a joke?
Selma Gohlke is going back to help the Germans?
Rachel Clapsaddle is making her bungalow plans for fun?
Maraschino is making pi'eserved cher]-ies?
May Knight is as black as she sounds?
Mr. Garber without specific instances?
Miss Nixson teaching without preparation?
Miss Miser flirting?
Freddie Fisher in evening dress?
Dortha Finch at church Sunday night?
Maude Alter giggling?
Helen Quass sassy?
Gracia Cranz sitting still ?
Nan Woodworth refusing to dance?
Marguerite Dickerman settled down?
HEARD IN THE HOUSEHOLD ARTS CLASS
Miss Wilhelm (referring to some hemming) — "How near 'round ai'e
D. Finch (much embarrassed) — "Getting rounder every day."
Hazel Grove (asking our painfully dignified Mr. Hostettler for pan-
creatic amylase) — "Where's the piggy tummy?"
Mildred Herriot (referring to dummy in sewing class picture) — "What
is over Miss Nixson's face?"
Marion Noble — "I want a loaf of bread."
Clerk — "White or brown?"
Marion — "Doesn't matter; it's for a blind woman."
Bertine Jones — "Fve eaten nothing for three days but snowballs."
Nola Nixson — "Poor girl ! What would you have done had it been
Mary Paulus — "Is the water you have here healthy?"
Miss Wilhelm — "Yes, we use 'well' water only."
Take flour of practicability,
And leaven of ideal,
Add salt of common sense
And knead it up with zeal ;
Bake in the steady oven heat
Of each day's trial and test.
This is the daily bread that man
Has always found the best.
"A Possible Edition of the Kentonian in 1930"
Lisbon, 0. — Fire destroyed the hotel Hostettler today. Fire
was due to an explosion of alcohol that Selma Gohlke and Esther
Hill were heating over an open flame. Hazel Hostettler, the man-
ager, estimates the loss at $300,000.
New York — Miss Birdie Fowler, ex-president of the Pit-
tenger Literaiy Society, K. S. N. C, was elected president of the
Equal Suffrage Association at the convention here today.
Washington, D. C. — Madam Harriet Hemoglobin Holcomb
has been appointed on the U. S. Bureau of chemical research. It
Will be remembered that Madam Holcomb and Estella Esterly
were the ladies who discovered a chemical process by which in-
stant regurgigation would take place after eating mothballs.
Misses Lydia Heston and Helen Welker, well known marzipan
and pumpernickle makers, have opened a cafeteria at the cor-
ner of Fifth and Liberty. Travelers from all over the world
will patronize the "Greasy Spoon."
New York — Dr. D. M. Finch, B.S., Ph.D., recently elected
head of the Domestic Science department of Columbia Univer-
sity, is spending the summer with her parents in Cleveland, 0.
Cleveland — Fifteen thousand people listened with delight
at a concert given by Mle. Hartman and company last evening.
This is the second appearance of the noted pianist before an
American audience. Frauleins Walsh and Woodworth rendered
effective musical selections. Signora Inez Totten was especially
popular in the latest Spanish dances.
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EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
C. L. MiLEY President
Mabel Heim Vice President
Sylvester Summers Secretary and Treasurer
Gilbert Roberts Basket Ball Manager
James Tidd Baseball Manager
Elmer Steigner Tennis Manager
E. C. Seale Faculty Advisor
Margaret Pottinger Faculty Advisor
R. L. E ym AN Faculty Advisor
When the 1916 season opened, the outlook for a fast team and a suc-
cessful year was encouraging. A schedule of seven games was booked
by the manager, but unfortunately — perhaps fortunately, only three were
played. It seemed that a spirit of ill luck hovered over the team. A long
list of injuries caused the lineup to be shifted, thus forcing some of the
players to play positions to which they were unaccustomed.
Taking all things into consideration, the boys made a good showing
against the fast teams from Akron University, Hiram, and Findlay, all of
which rank among the first in athletic prowess. A suitable place for play-
ing was also lacking and this was no small factor in cutting down the
Several practice games were played with the Central High team as
well as several other town teams. Kent Normal emerged from these con-
tests victorious without exception. With the advent of the long summer
term came Welser, Korb, Snyder, and Weinman. Thus re-enforced the
team was ready for a real battle. But the games with Hiram, Mt. Union,
and West Lafayette were cancelled and the opportunity was lost. The
following men composed the squad: Welser, Tidd, DeWitt, Havlicek (Cap-
tain), Swigart (Manager), Hostettler, Kuenzli, Snyder, Schneider, Korb,
Brown, Weinman, Welsh, Swope, Simpson, Hofl'ee, Stuckman.
April 29 — At Kent Kent 1, Aki-on University 12
May 6— At Kent Kent 1, Hiram 10
May 17— At Kent Kent 2, Findlay 8
May 27 — At Mt. UnioTi Cancelled
June 3 — At West LaFayette Cancelled
June 9 — At Kent Mt. Ihiion, Cancelled
June 10 — At Hiram Cancelled
BASKET BALL RECORD
Dec. 15— At Kent Kent 11, Ashland 55
Jan. 12 — At Kent Kent 23, Reserve Academy 20
Jan. 19 — At Kent Kent 19, Bowling Green 17
Jan. 20 — At St. Ignatius Kent 8, St. Ignatius 61
Jan. 24 — At Ashland Cancelled
Feb. 10 — At Akron Kent 4, Akron Lhiiversity 62
Mar. 2— At Muskingum Kent 14. Muskingum 69
Mar. 9 — At Bowling Green Kent 17, Bowling Green 51
Mar. 10— At Kent Kent 12, Findlay 100
There was much enthusiasm at the opening of the season. Ten men,
representing the best of the athletic material in college, came out for the
team. Each was ready to do his part in raising the athletic standard of
the college. That their expectations might be accomplished. Dr. Ulrich
was secured as coach.
Past, Present, and Future of xA^thletics at Kent
In contrast with the rapid and unequalled development of the other
departments, athletics has held a minor place. In the past, teams repre-
senting the new college have gone into games weak, but determined, and
with but few exceptions, have come out defeated. The teams received
loyal support at first, but gradually the enthusiasm begun to waver. Con-
sequently athletics was left in the hands of a faithful few. These people
have kept the flickering flame from completely being extinguished. Pro-
fessors Hopkins, Eyman, and Seale have done much to keep things going
in the field of athletics.
At present athletics has taken on a new lease of life and has held its
place this year. Having no brilliant past, it is difficult to conceive of a
bright future. But what the summer shower is to the withering flower,
so will the new gymnasium be to athletics in K. S. N. C. in the future.
Too much praise cannot be ac-
corded Roberts for the way in
which he worked in the face of dif-
ficulties to make the team success-
ful. He was I'ig'ht there when it
came to making the first team cen-
ters work, and he showed his grit
when he donned a suit at Bowling
Green to help break the winning
streak of the Wood County bovs.
Dr. N. a. Ulrich
His record as a high school
coach is a successful one. He was
a star player at Muskingum Col-
lege, and later at the Kirkesville,
Mo., School of Osteopathy. He
was determined to build up a good
team, and the extent to which he
succeeded was beyond expecta-
tions, considering that he had to
work with inexperienced men.
Left Guard. Captain
"Sweeney" was the only player
left to the team from the team of
last year. He proved to be a good
foundation for a new team. Al-
ways in the game and never con-
ceding victory to the opposing
team until the last whistle was
blown. He made an excellent cap-
tain and leader.
C. L. MILEY
He played a hard game and with
this year's experience will make a
good man for next year's team.
Aggressive and loyal, he always
played for the team.
A hard and willing worker was
Tidd. He could always be de-
pended upon as a point gainer. He
will be a valuable man for next
year's team. Watch him. As an
acting captain during Swigart's
absence, he also proved his ability
as a leader.
"Pinkey" at forward delivered
the goods. In a few of the games
he scored most of the points for
Normal. Bowling Green will never
forget his wonderful foul shooting.
Elmslie T. Thomas
Thomas was a man who was
never known to quit, even though
fate decreed that he should sacri-
fice some of his blood for K. S. N.
C. A "sure shot" when given a
Charlie was a faithful worker
and did his best when called into
the fi-ay. His former experience
proved a valuable asset.
Inexperienced at the beginning
of the season, his determination to
win out was realized and was a
prominent feature in the Bowling
Physical Education Team
Lowry Hall Senior Team
All Stars Team
All Stars Team
Live Wires Team
Live Wires Team
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To Each His Vision
Oh there are times when all the busy clash
Of this, my world of work, grows strangely far ;
And o'er my pathway shines a sudden star;
And round me bright aerial pinions flash ;
And, clear above the factory's rythmic crash,
A voice drifts down compellingly. The bar
That holds my spirit earthbound swings ajar
And I slip heavenward on voyage rash.
Yet all the while my fingers find their path
Among the threads; the busy shuttles run
Across and bad-; ; the fabric knows no scath.
The workers round me toil on, every one
In stolid silence. Yet at times it seems
I glimpse their pinion too among my dreams.
— H. C. Hewitt.
A Normalite Goes Shopping
Oh, here you are, kiddo! I was so afra'd we wouldn't make connec-
tions. Can we make this car? Oh, lots of time — that's nice. I hate to
rush, don't you? Once when I was in Cleveland — ready? Oh, wait till
I skip down to my locker! I'll just be gone a minute.
There, let's go. We can walk slowly, and I'm just dying to get out
of these walls. It's such a nice afternoon. You know, just the sight of
that locker makes me think of my umbrella. You see, it's my aunt's — we
exchanged by chance — and she values it so highly. Therefore, when 1
missed it, you can imagine how I felt. I thot at once of my locker, but it
wasn't there, so I thot I must have left it at the Inn. I could distinctly
remember leaving it there, but the proprietor said that he hadn't found it,
Isn't that awkward? Don't you feel silly, really, having people open
doors for you? And you always get in their way. And the boys! /
shouldn't do it, if / were a man here, I'll tell you!
Oh, yes, I was going to say —
Which way shall we go? Down the hill? Oh, let's run — you can't
help it — whee! I can't stop — I can't stop — Say, Miss Pottinger must
approve of this hill.
Oh yes, I was telling you about my umbrella. Where was I? Oh,
I found it in my room at last — wasn't that funny? I marked three dollars
saved on my expense account. I can spend that now, you see, without a
Isn't this lovely? I just lore to walk, don't you? My roommate and
I are going to v>'al'k to Ravenna Sunday. We've been planning it all year,
but somehow it has never materialized. These nice days, tho — I just love
spring! I can hardly wait until summer. I'm going to take Biology.
Catching bugs and things — it must be a circus !
Oh, look at those trees ! Isn't it interesting to watch them ! There's
hardly any of the tree left, they've hollowed them out so, and little holes
all over them. Don't you wish we could watch the Skinners work, some
time? They're nice fellows, too! But one of them had the impudence to
ask me once what the Normal girls would ever hare done without them.
The nerve! He said there were only thirty-five Skinners. And I told
him, "Why, every Normal girl is going with at least three." He looked at
me so queerly and asked, "Who are the other two?" Oh, no, nothing of
that — you can't kid me. You see, they're here such a short time. Any-
way, 'Ted would not like it. Yes, he's coming in the Spring. The im-
ported variety are the best after all !
Here we are, talking about the boys. Mother said in her last letter
that she wished I'd think more books and less Skinner. But what was
it that that man said in Assembly? That the highest duty of the Amer-
ican girls — heavens, no! I was just quoting. Now, Mr. Seale says that
a man doesn't amount to anything until he's forty. So if we are to be
good teachers — and that's what we are hei'e for — oh, draw the inference,
Florence. My brain is tired. Honestly, that Psychology of Thinking
gives me the jimjams.
Ten minutes — oh. that pesky car! Every othei- time I have to run for
it, or it's just gone. How shall we ever kill ten minutes in this town?
Wait, let's get some candy. Oh it's so expensive, and really I'm about on
the rocks. I wrote to Dad last week and — yes, let's go in here. What
do you want? Oh, goodness — I don't know. Here, this is all right; and,
yes, I like that. Now, you give me a nickel and I'll give him a dime.
Does that penetrate? Have some. Say, this is good. Let's wait on this
corner — we'll be more likely to get a seat. Goodness, child ! don't put that
candy in the pocket toward me — really, you mustn't. I've eaten more
than my share already.
What does that sign say? Mary Pickford? Oh, kidlets — when? I
MUST see it — will you come with me? Sure! Get your lessons at school.
Really, that's an educational feature — and she's such a deci)- little thing!
Do they ever make you cry? My brother just loves to take me to — yes,
smarty, my brother! to take me to a weepy one and watch me squirm.
He's horrid. No, he's twenty-two, and say, he's nice looking. You bet!
he doesn't look at all like me. really. Oh, call off the blarney! What do
you want, a quarter?
Oh, darling, I can almost feel those new shoes on my feet! I only
brought a five, so no clerk can persuade me into — listen — is that the car?
I believe it is. Have we realhj waited ten minutes?
Oh, glory! an empty car! We'd have gotten a seat anyway. This is
bliss! I love to go shopping, don't you? If one had lots of money. The
other night we were wondering if a woman could spend a thousand dollars
for a single outfit. We started with the hat, and —
Look, kiddo, at that get up — my stars! No, the other one. Of all the
star spangled banners — oh, no. Where was I? Oh, yes. Well, we spent
a thousand dollars on that outfit, all right, all right. Easy. Mr. Layton
was telling us the other day about the minimum wage law they're trying
to pass in Ohio. He said it was almost impossible to live on fifty dollars
a month — just the bare necessities. Yes, isn't it funny he's so well posted.
Do you suppose — well, I don't blame him, do you? You know, I'm glad
I'm taking Government now, while everything is so topsy-turvy. Do you
know, Florence, this is one of the most thrilling phases of the woi'ld's
history — I think that's what he said.
Say, aren't those windows dirty? Everything gets so dirty, though.
And the water! I told the girls I'd never live in Kent just on account
of the water. Soap makes no impression on it. And your hair! Flor-
ence, tell me — how often do you wash your hair?
Oh, see — here we are. I can always tell by that funny sign. Greek,
isn't it? It's so dear of you to pilot me around like this, but really I'd
get lost in a bottle with the cork out.
You say this is a good place? Lead on, MacDufl'. Oh, see those shoes!
Aren't they a fright? What — fourteen dollars! Help — carry me in.
Yes. I want some street shoes, brown, medium heels, laced.
Oh, Florence, isn't he a peach! Did you see that mustache? OH,
Yes, those are nice. Why, Florence, they're awfully pretty! Oh,
they're sweet. Those heels are dreadfully high, but one might as well
look trim, and the last ones I got were so sloppy. How much are they?
No, really. No — I mustn't pay moi-e than five. Yes, I know — but really
I cannot. Show me something else, please.
Florence, ai-en't those tans dear? See that toe, and the heel! They're
beauties. But I can't afford it — so ! Glad I only brought the five. You
know, tho, if one gets a shoe one really doesn't like, — it's awfully —
Oh ye-es, they're nice. But black! You have nothing in tan at the
same price? Oh dear, they look cheap beside the others, tho if I'd seen
them fii'st I suppose — oh pickles !
Yes, these arc nice, but — What are you laughing at, Florence? I
know I have the tan in my hand, just to look at. What difference does it
Really, I don't care for these. No, I don't like those either.
Say, Florence, these tans are really very pretty. Wouldn't they look
nice with my blue dress? Mr. Shoeman, can't you say that they will last
a million years or something, so I'll have some excuse? Oh, well, I'll sur-
render. I must have them. Seven dollars, you said? (Aren't they
sweet?) Why I forgot — I only have five dollars. And you haven't any!
Florence, what shall I do? I must have them! Oh, will you really take
a check? How nice!
Isn't it strange how these people accept checks right and left? Why,
anyone might swindle them out of a million dollars. Rubbers? Oh, yes.
You might as well make it the most expensive kind, to go with these shoes.
Seven eight-five! This check business is a painless way of paying, isn't it?
Oh, no. I want to wear them. Well — yes, that's true, it is rather
sloppy. All right — wrap them up. Do you know, Florence, I hate to
lose sight of them. Yes, that's all right. Good day.
All right, smarty, laugh! I know I couldn't afford them, but as you
say, nothing else would have suited me. And say, that mustache could
have sold me anything.
Oh, here's my car! Well, thank you, dear, for coming along. Ever
so much. Goodbye — see you Monday. No, don't worry, I won't wear
them to school — not at first. Goodbye!
The Teacher of My A. B. C.
Oft in memory's hall I wander,
With clear thoughts that never die ;
And when thus I muse and pondei',
Sweet visions come floating by.
For out of the dim and long ago,
In fancy there comes to me
The form of her, I once loved so.
The dear teacher of my "A. I>. C."
Her form is very tall and jn-im,
'Tis cast in dignity's mold.
Her gown is modest, neat, and ti'im.
An ai'tist's dream is every fold.
Her hair is almost silver white,
Her face is wrinkled and wee,
Her eyes are beautiful and bi'ight.
Ah, sweet teacher of my "A. 15. C."
Her voice is soft, and sweet, and low
Like an angel's flute divine.
And out of the dim and long ago
It comes to this soul of mine.
But her smile! Ah, heavenly art!
Is so precious and dear to me,
It says, "Do not fear, dear heart.
The teacher of your 'A. B. C "
For when an error I chance to make,
She flashes a look so bright
Which does not make my restless soul iiuake.
But gives it greater might.
For sti'aightway new courage I find.
And the error I plainly see.
So considerate, thoughtful, and kind.
Is the teacher of my "A. B. C."
'Neath a green mound she is sleeping.
Where the weeping willows wave.
Angels guai'dian watch are keeping
O'er an honored, new-made grave.
But her heavenly presence is ever near
And I shall always strive to be
Like her. Mv ideal, most dear!
My angel teacher of my "A. B. C." !
Farewell then, sweet vision of mine,
You are my guiding star;
You have finished your work di\ine,
You are where the angels are!
But as on my earthly way I wend,
I shall always think of thee
And find noble and good in all I attend.
Oh, ideal teacher of my "A. B. C"!
Louise M. Paulmann.
What have you done and wliat will you do, are questions asked of every
one. Life is too short to dream of great riches coming, as it were, from
the hands of a Median God! What will you doV Are you looking foi--
ward when you can offer your trivial services to humanity, or are you one
of those irresponsitile fellows who declare that the world owes them a liv-
ing in spite of what they can do? 1 hope not. If you are of this type, our
college halls will not be a very secure shelter for you or your kind.
It is not sufficient for you to be reiterating words and woi'ks of men
who have gone before. There is no glory in that! No honor is in stor-:
for the imitator! I cannot express this idea any clearer than Emerson
does, when he says, in that beautiful poem "To J. W." —
Set not thy foot on graves :
Hear what wine and roses say;
The mountain chase, the summer waves.
The crowded town, thy feet may well delay.
Set not thy foot on graves ;
Nor seek to unwind the shroud
Which charitable Time
And Nature have allowed
To wrap the errors of a sage sul:»lime.
Set not thy foot on graves ;
Care not to strip the dead
Of his sad ornament,
His myrrh, and wine, and rings,
His sheet of lead,
And trophies buried :
Go, get them where he earned them when alive;
As resolutely dig and dive.
Life is too short to waste
In critic i)eep or cynic bark.
Quarrel or reprimand ;
"Twill soon be dark ;
ITp ! mind thine own aim, and
God speed the mark !
Why hesitate to do something for society, when the products of your
labor are so essential to mankind? If you wish to be remembered, if you
wish your name carved in the Hall of Fame, you cannot remain idle very
long. "A great institution is but the lengthened shadow of a great man,"
says Emerson. Your institution need not be a college, a university, a
great manufacturing plant, a state, or a nation. But let your institution
be some little deed that will be remembered by those benefitted.
Have you decided upon your mission? If not, perhaps you will be able
to get some idea or some thought from the following lines.
"If you cannot on the ocean
Sail among the swiftest fleet,
Rocking on the highest billows,
Laughing at the storms you meet, —
You can stand among the sailors
Anchored yet within the bay,
You can lend a hand to help them
As they launch their boats away.
"If you are too weak to journey
Up the mountains steep and high.
You can stand within the valley
While the multitudes go by ;
You can chant a happy measure
As they slowly pass along, —
Though they may forget the singer.
They may not forget the song.
"If you cannot in the conflict
Prove yourself a soldiei' true.
If where smoke and fire are thickest
There's no work for you to do ;
When the battlefield is silent,
You can go with careful tread.
You can bear away the wounded,
You can cover up the dead.
"Do not, then, stand idly waiting
For some greater work to do ;
Fortune is a fickle goddess,
She will never come to you.
Go and toil in any vineyard, —
Do not fear to do and dare.
If you WANT a field of labor.
You can find it anywhere."
— Clyde 0. Hostettler.
Passing^ On The Torch
Robert and Alice Wendell had, as they termed it, "set up housekeep-
ing." They had chosen a small house in the suburbs. Here, Alice had
spent many happy days, arranging and rearranging their worldly pos-
sessions, until everything seemed, to her critical eyes, to be in perfect
harmony. Having completed all to her satisfaction the proud little house-
wife was just aching to show Robert and all his relatives what a model
wife she could be.
And indeed she looked the part as she bustled about her work ; laugh-
ing brown eyes, a rosy dimpled mouth, an abundance of brown curly hair,
a trimly attired figure — and the whole, animated with a firm resolve to
become an ideal homemaker.
This was the dream which she confided to Robert, who thought her
"quite the best little woman in the world."
"I just wish that you and mother could know each other," he remarked
"And why can't we?" returned Alice. Here was an oppo]'tunitj to
exercise the hospitality which filled her very soul ; and to demonstrate the
sublime art of homemaking. So it was arranged that Robert's mother,
who lived in a distant state, should come for an extended visit.
The thoughtful little wife prepared the warmest room, and placed tht
easiest chair, a pair of warm slippers, and a woolen shawl convenientl>
near the register. Occasionally, Robert regaled Alice with reminiscences
of the biscuit and the johnnycake "that mother used to make."
"I'll bet Mother hasn't forgotten how to roast a chicken and bake apple
pies. I'm going to ask her to try it when she comes," he asserted one
evening shortly before her arrival.
Alice said nothing — only redoubled her efforts in the culinary art.
On the day of "Mother's" arrival, Robert could not leave the oflice, so
Alice went to the depot to meet the dear old lady. The train pulled in.
She scrutinized every old lady's face for signs of resemblance to Robert, — ■
but could not find any. Anticipation was fast giving way to disappoint-
ment, when a strong capable hand gi'asped hers, and with a searching
look into her face, a tall middle-aged woman asked brusquely, "You're
Bob's wife, aren't you?"
Quite aghast with surprise and the comparison of her mental image of
a little old woman, with the reality before her, Alice could only stammer
"Y-yes," — and ask about her baggage. "Oh, I just gave my trunk check
to a drayman and told him to deliver it," was the response. The aston-
ished Alice could only murmur an excuse for Robert's being unable to meet
Once on the car, Alice regained her self-possession ; and by the time
they reached home, the two women were quite well acquainted. The
mother and the wife of a man who is perfect in the eyes of each, can find
at least one topic of mutual interest.
Having arrived at home, Mother busied herself with unpacking her
trunk, while Alice hurried to remove all traces of the slippers and shawl
so carefully placed in readiness for the "dear old lady." Thus Mother
was established in the little home circle.
The days which followed were memorable ones to Alice. Almost
every day Robert found occasion to praise Mother's cooking. That good
woman in tui'n would always tactfully relish some dish that Alice had pre-
pared, ask for the recipe, and commend the frugality of the little wife.
But Alice was perplexed. She admired her capable mother-in-law, and
shared in Robert's praise of her. Yet she wondered if her own accom-
plishments were lacking of appreciation by the man whom she loved.
She pondered over this a great deal, and finally very wisely concluded to
learn just how Mother made the various delectables which were so laua'^d.
Mother gladly acquiesced in the plan and patiently instructed a very apt
On the day before her departure, Alice entertained the critical aunts
and uncles of her husband. "Just let me do it all, and see if Robert will
suspect the difference between your cooking and mine," Alice had said.
And so she prepared the dinner while Mother entertained the guests.
With the ever feminine wish to please, she attempted the things espe-
cially favored by Robert. The pies were flaky and browned to just the
I'ight degree; and Alice was already enjoying in anticipation the fruits of
success. Frequent peeps into the oven revealed the glad truth that the
biscuits were as light and fluffy as heart could wish — but the roast chicken
would not brown. It still retained its pallid coloi-. The gravy lacked all
flavor of any fowl, and the perplexed Alice could not remember just what
Mother would do to make it so. But with characteristic determination,
she resolved not to call Mother at all costs. A briny tear dropped from
the brown eyes, and more were gathering: so that, in removing the pans
of biscuits from the oven, she burned her ai'm severely. But the physical
pain was obliterated by .mental discomfiture and humbled pride.
At this critical moment the door opened and Mother entered the
kitchen. "I remember my first family dinner, and what a dreadful time
1 had; and I just wondered if you were having any trouble. Can I help
you?' No angel ever seemed more beautiful than Mother appeared to
Alice that moment. Very gladly her offer was accepted, and the dinner
was soon served.
Robert lavishly praised "Mother's cooking." "Those apple pies are
just like they used to be," he bragged. "I never hoped to taste biscuits
like these again." When he had committed himself concerning each dish
in turn, Mother took the opportunity to disillusion and enlighten him.
"Alice prepared this dinne:-, son, and you have reason to be pleased with
it. When I get home, I will be proud to serve on my table the pi-eparations
she has taught me to make." A glow of gratitude flushed Alice's face,
and Robert felt a twinge of conscience at his blundering inconsideration.
and seeming lack of appreciation.
When the guests had departed, and Robert with them, Alice tried to
thank Mother for the many valuable lessons she had received. "But most
of all, I want to thank you for the tact and the kindness you have shown
toward me. I know that you have praised my cooking so that Robert
will like it — you've done so ever since you came. And then, today, you
didn't let me feel how awkwaixl and inexperienced I am, but you" made
me think that you wei'e so, once, too. I felt it, and I am more grateful
than 1 can say. But tell me how you learned to be what you are. I want
to be like you!"
Mother's eyes grew soft as she replied, "I received much of my inspi-
ration, and advanced many of my ideals when I was a girl preparing for
life, in the Kent State Normal College. I came to have a definite aim in
doing everything and to feel that my own inlluence must be a studied
ideal. Later, it was experience that taught me to see that this educa-
tion could be applied, not only in teaching, but in homemaking."
Mother took her departure the next day. And if Robert had looked
very closely, he would have observed on the kitchen clock, a small box of
orange and blue ribbon — Alice's silent reminder of Mother's "ideal influ-
ence." She had received a torch which would be a guiding light through
all her future life.
— May E. Merrill.
The Narrow Door
Some day I shall come to the narrow door
Where the long, long journey ends at last;
I shall cross its threshold and see no moi'e
The pleasant fields that my feet have passed.
Ah, well-a-day! The journey is sweet
But the stones are rugged beneath my feet.
Perchance I shall tread in a smoother way.
But I cannot tell. Ah, well-a-day!
Perhaps it will glinnuer, sunset-kissed,
Like an evening lamp in the twilight air;
Or mayhap some day in a shrouding mist
I shall pass its portals unaware.
Ah, well-a-day! There are times, my dear.
When I dream that the things I have just missed here
Are awaiting me at the end of the way.
But I cannot tell. Ah, well-a-day.
— H .C. Hewitt.
G. Berkley Morrison closed the door to his pri\'ate sitting room with
a satisfied smile. The purr of the descending elevator still sounded in his
ears a rich, final note to a very harmonious interview. The three men
about to step out into the foyer were, metaphorically, the political majority
of the state. They were kingmakers, and they had looked upon him and
found him good in their sight. A vision of the gubernatorial mansion
rose before G. Berkley's inner eye, and his smile deepened.
The smile still lingered when he answered a tap at the door. He
returned with a bundle of evening papers and settled down comfortably
to a consideration of passing affairs. Pi'esently his ample countenance
wrinkled into a frown of annoyance, as his eye noted a headline halfway
down a column. Apparently the newspapers were going to devote some
unwelcome attention to the progress of the Andrews Child-laboi' Bill thru
his committee. Well, it was unfortunate, but would not alter the outcome.
He and "Jim" Denton had planned the battle too carefully to be discon-
certed by a trifle of newspaper smoke. That reminded him that Jim was
awaiting a report from him as to the success of certain preliminary
skirmishing. Strange how the afternoon's events had driven everything
from his mind ! And it might be wise to answei- his father's letter at
once, and so put a check on any further appeals for financial reckoning.
Dad was always easily satisfied, thank Heaven ! Still smiling over cei'tain
details of the recent interview, he began his lettei's.
"Dear Jim," he wrote, "Davicon has finally come across. We have a
clear majority in the committee and I can confidently assure you that the
bill will be killed. In regai-d to that little agreement — " It was soon
Then, "Dear Dad: — I'd like noth-ng better than to help you out on the
mortgage, but just now it is clearly impossible. A congressman's salary
is scarcely princely, you know, and it costs to keep up the style of living
that gives one prestige in the political game. If you and John can fix it
up for the present, I may in a few months — " and so on.
He folded and slipped them into their envelopes, scribbled the
addresses, and stepped out into the hall. When he returned it was onhj
to get his hat and overcoat and go out for an evening at his club.
The next day was a busy one for Congressman Morrison. A session
of the house, lunch with a party leader, conferences with his colleagues,
topped off with a banquet at the biggest political club, at which he was
expected to shine oratorically, — all these kept in the background the sat-
isfied feeling of the evening before. But at two o'clock in the morning,
G. Berkley breathed an expansive sigh of relief, snapped off the light, and
sat down before his open fire for a few moments of pleasant retrospect.
It had been a brilliant evening. His speech had been wisely considered,
rising into a climax of eloquence that had swept his hearers off their feet.
He told himself complacently that he had successfully avoided committing
himself on any real ciuestion. He had said nothing and said it brilliantly.
It was a fit prelude to his larger plans.
Just at this point he was aware of a shuffle of footsteps in the corridor.
There was a pause, tlien his door swung in witli a bang. G. Berkley rose
in indignation. Into the circle of dim light strode a big gaunt figure,
splashed with mud and dripping from the heavy rain.
G. Berkley snapped on the light and turned angrily to the intruder.
"What in Heaven's name brings you here, John? If there's something-
wrong at home, why didn't you telegraph?"
"There's nothing wrong at home. And you needn't worry about your
reputation. Nobody saw me but the night clerk, and he was half asleep."
"Then why did you come? About the mortgage? A nice time to
startle a fellow about that! I thot my letter made it clear enough — "
"If your letter made it as clear to Jim Benton about the mortgage as
it did about some other things to us, it was a masterpiece. Who was to
get this, Georgie?"
G. Berkley glanced at the outheld letter and turned a sickly green.
"H-how, — wh-wh-what — " he began.
"You got your wires crossed, Georgie. Maybe you'd better sit down ;
you look shaky." G. Berkley sank heavily into a chair, his eyes still on
the speaker's face.
"Now let's get down to business. What I came for is to discuss this
letter — and some other things."
G. Berkley rallied feebly. "A gentleman would have sent it to the
rightful owner," he sneered.
"Jim hasn't sent me mine yet. And Ijesides, Georgie, this isn't a gen-
tleman's correspondence. It looks more like the documents in a first class
"Well," said G. Ber"kley sullenly, "spit it out. I suppose you expect
to come in for a third."
"George Morrison, if I didn't object to soiling my hands, I'd thrash
you. But your worthless skin is safe at present. What I want is a set-
"The mortgage? Well, I suppose — "
"No, you needn't offer me any of your dirty money. I've come to fore-
close a different kind of mortgage and I reckon you'll pay up."
"Well, out with it. I can't listen to your nonsense all night."
"All right. Just glance over this little statement. 'Sept., 1900, to
George, $100.00.' That was your start in college. 'October, to George,
$25.00.' That was to flam you out for a class party. '$-50.00, $3-5.00,
$40.00.' That's part of your first year. The next year we mortgaged
the farm and you went back in style. We never supposed you would need
help after you got thru school. But look here! Eight hundred dollars
in three years to help you spend your income in politics. Then Dad had
his first stroke and I've had him and Mother to take care of ever since.
Twice I've had that mortgage renewed because I couldn't do any more than
l^ay the interest. I suppose I'll go on doing it as long as the folks are
alive. Mother hasn't had a new coat for eight years because it took all
the money to pay the interest on your debts. Well, we got a rich reward!
You're a congressman, and a crook! Three of us, working ourselves to
death to raise a thing like you !"
G. Berkley was a shaking bulk, almost without power to speak. Wet-
ting his lips desperately, he managed to whisper, "Well, what are you
going to do about it?"
"Do? You are going to do the doing! You are going to live honest,
if I have to spend the rest of my life seeing to it. Man, we own you,
body and soul, — if you have one! The first thing you will do is to write
to Jim Benton that the deal's off, — and let me read the letter."
G. Berkley struggled to his feet. "No you don't!" he shouted. "You
vjan't bluff me into a performance like that!"
John Morrison caught his brother's shoulder in a grip that made his
pampered flesh wince. "You'll write that letter. Do you know what
would happen if I made this little document public? Well, you would
have a look at the bars from the inside. Oh, I've got you dead to rights,
Georgie! Go write your letter!"
And after a moment's silence, G. Berkley turned and staggered to his
— H. C. Hewitt.
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The K. S. N. C. Orchestra
The K. S. N. C. Orchestra was organized at the beginning of
the fall term. In the two previous years, orchestras were organ-
ized, but after a few rehearsals did not warrant fui'ther trial.
The orchestra this year has formed a nucleus, which in years to
come will be one of the most interesting factors of the college.
The members of the orchestra are :
Miss Mathews Mr. Thomas
Miss Martens Mr. Kear
Mr. Hostettler ■ Trombone
Mr. Fisher Mr. Miley
Mr. Hopper Drams
Clarinet Mr. Baker
Mr. Ginther Mr. Couch
; Cornet Piano
V;i" Mr. lacobucci ■■.:*'-,; Mr. Graves
The orchestra has appeared in assembly several times, each
time showing a decided improvement. At the first appearance,
three numbers were played and Mr. lacobucci played an inspir-
ing rendition of "Walter's Prize Song" from "The Meistersing-
ers" by Wagner.
The second concert was given a few weeks later and was very
successful. Miss Mathews played "Visions," by Saint Saens.
The orchestra played at the concert that was given March 29,
and at the Commencement exercises.
Rehearsals were held weekly and students with musical abil-
ity were given opportunity to join.
: : — Frederick Fisher.
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The Pedagogues' Quartette
The Kent State Normal College Male Quartette came into
being in the latter i^art of the fall term. One of the first prob-
lems to confront the organization was that of finding a suitable
name. Each member of the quartette was of the opinion that
the name should be symbolic of the institution represented. The
term "Pedagogues," which met well the requirements, was
The boys made their first public appearance at the Farm-
er's Institute held in Kent in the early part of January. Since
then they have sung at Farmers' Institutes, churches in both Kent
and Ravenna, and on several other occasions. There is a possi-
bility that the boys will be in school next year. If so, the organ-
ization will continue through the year.
Mr. Henry J. Robison carries the bass part and is a capable
Mr. Floyd Graves fills the bill as a baritone and assists
at the piano when his services are necessary.
Mr. Frederick Fisher sings second tenor and is also quite "at
home" with the violin.
M]'. C. L. Miley sings first tenor exceedingly well and also
does good work with the cornet.
The Lyric Quartette
This year of 1916-1917 has afforded something a little un-
usual in the Music Department of the Kent State Normal Col-
lege. A girls' quartette was organized, bearing the name of The
Lyric Quartette. The members of the quartette are:
Nina Brown First Soprano
Elizabeth Trescott Second Soprano
Mabel Reed First Alto
Anne Martens Second Alto
Girls' Glee Club
The Girls' Glee Club, under the leadership of Miss Shamel,
has completed another successful year. This organization is one
of the bright lights in the College.
They have appeared twice in concert work during the year.
The first performance was given on December 21, 1916. The
following progi'am was rendered:
Twilight Star J. Barnby
Come, Maidens Fair H. Schowacker
Bethlehem Star Lewis Dressier
Lullaby from Jocelyn B. Godard
Stars Behind the Cloud B. Tours
Day is at Last Departing Roff
The Glee Club was assisted in this performance by Miss
Bruot, organist, and Mr. Wilson, tenor, both from Akron.
The second concert was given on April 25, 1917, in co-opera-
tion with the other musical organizations of the College. The
following program was rendered:
The Darrza Chadwick
Sing, Smile, Slumber Gounod
Flute Obligato Mr. Thomas
Coppah Moon Shelley
-\ Male Quartette
Slumber Song Nevin
Double Quartette and Orchestra
Song at Sunrise Manney
Girls' Glee Club
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Calendar of Musical Events
Monday Evening, Nov. 13
The first musical number on the lecture course was given by the Gray-
Lhevinne Co. The famous old fiddle which Mrs. Estelle Gray-Lhevinne
played was made in Cremona, Italy, in 1775.
Friday, Nov. 17
The College Orchestra rendered three selections which were greatly
enjoyed. Mr. lacobucci played Wagner's "Prize Song" and the "Rosary"
Wednesday, Dec. 6
Miss Shamel entertained with the song cycle, "In a Persian Garden,"
by Liza Lehman — from the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyaim. A short talk
was given concerning the character of Omar Khayyaim and his writings.
Friday, Dec. 8
The Lyric Quartette rendered three selections : "A Spanish Romance,"
Sawyer; "Shoogy-Shoo," Mayhew; "The Sweetest Flower That Blows,"
Wednesday Evening, Dec. 13
The Metropolitan Male Chorus of Cleveland gave an excellent concert
in the college auditorium. A soloist. Miss Maud A. Williams, and a reader,
Miss Grace E. Makepeace, were with them.
Thursday Evening , Dec. 21
The Glee Club Concert.
Thursday Evening, Jan. 11
The second musical number of the lectu]'e course was the Zedeler Sym-
phonic Sextette, an organization of superior musicians.
Friday, Jan. 12
Schubert's "Hark, Hark the Lark" was sung by Miss Browm. Miss
Herriff' rendered the same selection on the piano.
Friday, Jan, 19
The Male Quartette sang "When the Heart is Clean" and "The Fairest
Flower That Blows."
Friday, Jan. 26
The two special music students (Seniors) gave an interesting pro-
gram. Miss Thompson played Scarlatti's "Pastorale" and Miss Allen
played Godard's "Second Mazurka." Handel's "Largo" was played by
both as a duet.
Friday, Feb. 2
The Orchestra played the following numbers:
Apple Blossoms Roberts
Miss Mathews played "Visions," by Saint-Saens.
Friday, Feb. 23
An interesting patriotic program was given by the student body. Pa-
triotic songs were sung with piano, organ, and orchestra accompaniment.
Tune— ".4/o/?,« Oe"
Swiftly fly K. N. C. days away,
As on we journey toward our goal,
And anew we start out from today
Firm resolved to make the best of our new role.
Farewell to thee. Fair Normal School,
The time has come for us to say "Adieu,"
And as we go on journeyed ways
We'll always and forever think of you.
We have teachers here of great renown.
Who daily give us thots sublime.
And whose aid is great as we have found
In helping us a higher goal to reach.
Tho we've worked to bi'ing these times to pass,
Tis hard to leave our dear old school.
And so now this fair and worthy class
Of '17 will bid you all their'last "Goodbye."
The Philharmonic Society of Ne\\ York
On Friday afternoon, March l(i, 1917, the Philharmonic Society of
New York gave the following programme:
1. Haydn Symphony in G Major, "Militaire"
I. Adagio, Allegro
III. Menuetto, Moderato
IV . Finale, Presto
2. Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde"
3. Saint-Saens Symphonic Poem, "Danse Macabre," Op. 40
4. Tschaikowsky Andante Cantabile
5. Rimsky-Korsakoff Capriccio Espagnol
This concert was an event which was looked forward to by a lai'ge
number of people in Kent, Ravenna, Cuyahoga Falls, Akron and the sur-
rounding country. The audience was appreciative and gave hearty
approval to each number.
The season, 1916-1917, is the Jubilee Year of The Philharmonic Soci-
ety of New York. This means that the Society has completed seventy-five
years of musical life — the longest span of existence in the history of an
American orchestral organization, and among the longest in the world.
It also means that the work of the orchestra in that length of time has
been characterized by a dignified, artistic progress which has made it
second to none among the great orchestras of today and of all time.
Josef Stransky, whose magic baton has invoked the music of the ages
from the orchestra for five years, is its conductor. Mr. Stransky declares
that the body of the orchestra has now reached the standard which has
been his earnest ideal to establish during his period of leadership.
The programmes have always been the distinctive features of this
orchestra. To programme making, Mr. Stransky brings not only his vast
musical knowledge and good taste, but a thorough understanding of audi-
ences as well. This fortunate union of knowledge and judgment has
earned for the orchestra the unusual combination of critical approval and
Officers of the Faculty Women's Club
Executive Committee of the Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club
The Faculty Women's Club has a semi-official relationship to the Col-
lege and its activities. Women of the faculty and women members of
faculty families are eligible to membership.
Its purpose is declared by its constitution to be "to promote intellectual
advancement, sociability and good fellowship among its members, and to
forward the civil welfare of the community."
While due regard has been paid to the Alpha and Omega of the above
aims, and while an imposing program has been prepared by the executive
committee, and, more, followed, dealing with the poetry of today, the
sociability and good fellowship have certainly not been neglected.
The club's six o'clock informal dinners have found much favor with
those who daily suffer the cold mercies of restaurants and boarding tables,
and have warmed and mellowed the appreciation of the programs which
have followed them.
On three occasions the men of the faculty have been entertained by the
club, and on these occasions "intellectual advancement" has given place to
lighter diversions as are best adapted to the tired faculty man. Two of
these occasions were dinners.
Aside from the above, the F. W. C.'s most important function was
guest day at Lowry Hall in March, the guests being the Traveler's Club
and The Coterie.
The chief feature of Guest Day was the pretty play. Princess Kiku,
with a Japanese setting and a very attractive decorative scheme of lan-
terns, cherry blossoms, wisteria, screens, and pretty coolie girls.
The cast, consisting of Misses Mainline, Dolph, Cadwallader, Jacobson,
Atkinson, Rambo, Mabee, and little Dorothy Hopkins, gave a finished
dramatic production, which they afterwards were induced to present at
Previous to the Guest Day play, however, a little militant band of neg-
lected talent, presented to the business meeting of the club as a surprise
(one might almost say shock) the playlet, "When Woman Rules."
In regard to the cast, which proved its ability by creating a demand
where none previously existed, it was billed as "all-star" and certainly the
bill contained some names famous in theatrical annals.
Altogether, the F. W. C. has had a good year and is looking forward
to a better one in 1917-18.
— May H. Prentice.
Scene from 'Trincess Kiku"
Scene from ' 'Princess Kiku
Robert M. Fosnight
Ohio University Summer School,
1910. Oberlin College, 1911-12.
Diploma, Kent State Normal Col-
"Bob" was the first Kent gradu-
ate to enter the faculty of his Alma
Mater. As training supervisor of
the Brady Model School during the
past two years, he has accom-
plished much. Do you remember
the famous Fosnight-Swigart bat-
tery of the 1915 baseball team?
D. T. Ring, B.S. in Ed.
Buffalo. N. y.
Graduate, Martins Ferry High
School, 1904. Ohio State Univer-
sity, 1909-11. Bethany College,
1912. B.S. in Ed., Kent State Nor-
mal College, 1916. Graduate Stu-
dent, Chicago University, 1916.
Teacher in rural schools two years.
Principal, Bridgeport, 0., schools
four years. Instructor in Geog-
raphy, Kent State Normal College,
summer sessions, 191-5-16. Head
of the Department of Geography
and Geology in the Buffalo State
Normal School. Buffalo, N. Y.
Ml'. Ring is one of the many
graduates of K. S. N. C. who have
made good. He was active in stu-
dent organizations and served as
business manager of the 1915
Chestnut Burr. His friends at
Normal feel that the Buffalo
School exercised good judgment in
calling him to such a responsible
Albert S. Gregg, B.S. in Ed.
0., High School, 1893. Tri-
State Business College, To-
ledo, 0., 1896. B.S. in Ed.,
Kent State Normal College,
1915. Student in Chicago
University, Harvard Univer-
sity, and Ohio State Univer-
sity. Mr. Gregg has been
connected with the Lorain
schools for the past seventeen
years and at present is super-
visor of penmanship and
drawing in that city. During
the last two summers he has
taught in the Applied Arts
Summer School in Chicago.
Success has long been written
under his name.
Gordon M. DeWitt
Graduate, Middlefield High
School, 1911. Diploma, Kent
State Normal College, 1916.
As president of the class of
1916, DeWitt established a
reputation that will always
stand high at Kent. He was
among the first in student
activities, literary, dramatic,
or athletic. At present he is
employed as teacher in the
Model" Rural School at Da-
Solomon S. Schneider
Graduate, East Technical High
School, Cleveland, 1914. Diploma,
Kent State Normal College, 1916.
While a student at Normal, ';Sol"
distinguished himself as business
manager of the 1916 Chestnut
Burr. He played basket ball and
baseball and was a good student
in every way. At present he is
instructor in Manual Training in
the Shaker Heights Schools, Sha-
ker Heights, 0.
H. K. Carpenter
Graduate, Ravenna, 0., High
School, 1913. Student at Case
School of Applied Science, 1913-14.
Diploma. Kent State Normal Col-
lege, 1915. Principal Mantua High
lender Mr. Carpenter's able
guidance, the 1915 Chestnut Burr
proved a success. He stari-ed in
basket ball and baseball and will
always be remembered foi- his bril-
liant work as a student in K. S. N.
C. At present he is Principal of
the Suffield High School.
Cloyce Landis, B.S. in Ed.
Student in Wooster Academy
and Summer School. B.S. in Ed.,
Kent State Normal College, 1916.
Teacher in rural schools two years.
Supervising Principal, Jeromes-
Mr. Landis is making a good rec-
ord this year as a teacher. Prog-
ress and industry are his watch-
words. His work at Kent Normal
as president of the Athletic Asso-
ciation will never be forgotten.
Student, Grand Rapids Institute.
Diploma, Kent State Normal Col-
lege. Instructor in Science and
Mathematics at Grand Rapids In-
stitute three years. Principal, La
Jara, Col., schools three years.
Principal of the Columbus Street
and Pacific Street Schools, Ashta-
bula, 0., at the present time.
Mr. Moi'gan is a teacher of con-
siderable experience and has trav-
eled extensively. His work at
Kent has been done in sunnner
school and has always been of su-
A.B., B.S. IN
A.B., Berea College, 1909. Grad-
uate Student at Harvard Univer-
sity, 1910-11. B.S. in Ed., Kent
State Normal College, 1916. Prin-
cipal, Harrison School, Lorain, 0.,
1913-14. Principal, Lincoln School,
Lorain, 1914-15-16. Superintend-
ent, Shaker Heights Schools,
Mr. Meese is well known to stu-
dents who have been at Kent dur-
ing the summer sessions of the
past three years. He is making
good in his new position and the
Alumni join in bidding him "God
The Following is a List of All the Alumni Who Responded to the
Circular Sent Out Early in the Year and Others
Whose Addresses Could be Obtained
Arnold, Gerti'ude S., Niles, Ohio
Arndt, Cornelia, East Cleveland, Ohio
Babb, Hazel, '16, Clariden, Ohio
Bissel, Ora I., '16, Third and fourth grades, Chardon, Ohio
Bissel, Nita L., '16, Third and fourth grades, Welshfield, Ohio
Brandt, Flora, '16, Second grade. Rose St. School, Barberton, Ohio
Budd, ]\Iilo, '15, Assistant in High School, Lykens, Ohio
Burrel, Tessa, '15, Third, fourth, fifth grades, Spartansburg, S. C.
Caldwell, Maud, '16, Principal, Riverside Bldg., Alliance, Ohio
Carter, Leone, '15, Fifth grade, Bentley School, Niles, Ohio
Chamberlain, Ruth, '16, Diamond Watch Co., Barberlon, Ohio
Colburn, Maude, '15, Fifth grade, Warner School, Cleveland, Ohio
Conkle, Grace, '06, Clark Primary School, Clark, Ohio
Cort, Louis, '16, Manual Training, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Crittenden, Arleen, '15, First grade, Chardon, Ohio
Strong, Mrs. Cecile Crittenden, '15, Music, Berton, Ohio
Curtis, Nelia, '15, English and Domestic Arts, Lowellville, Ohio
Curtiss, Ada B., '14, Special ungraded work, Cleveland, Ohio
Eibling, Cora L., '16, Rural school, Wilson ]\Iills, Ohio
Elliott, Blanche, '16, First grade. Sycamore Bldg., Coshocton, Ohio
Elliott, Helen L., '16, Second grade, Copley, Ohio
Ellis, Rose, '15, Second A grade, Mt. Pleasant School, Cleveland, Ohio
Farver, W. H., '16, City Treasurer, Akron, Ohio
Fouse, Gilbert, '16, Barbei'ton, Ohio
Gamertsfelder, Edna, '14, Ashland, Ohio
Geoi'ge, Blanche, '15, Fourth grade. Alliance, Ohio
Gifford, Edna M., '15, Second grade, East View Village, Ohio
Gorz, Charlotte, '14, First grade. Central Bldg., Coshocton, Ohio
Graves, Floyd V., '16, Instructor in Manual Training, Franklin Tp.
schools, Ravenna, Oh
Graves, Olive L, '16, Rural school. New Berlin, Oh
Grove, Lois A., '16, Ravenna, Oh
Hall, Stella, '16, Seventh grade. Central Bldg., Coshocton, Oh
Harris, Opal E., '14, Ashland, Oh
Heffeltinger, Feme, '16, Primary grades, Ashland, Oh
Hershman, Cora V., '14, Lorain, Oh
Hershman, Helen, '16, Seventh grade, Coshocton, Oh
High, Florence M., Departmental work, LeRoy, Oh
Holmes, Alice E., '16, Youngstown, Oh
Hodges, Mona, '15, First and second grades, Parknian, Oh
Hood, Freda L., '16, Barberton, Oh
Hotchkiss, Hilda B., "15, Fifth and sixth grades, Welshfield, OhTb
Houle, Bessie, '16, Rural school, Bellevue, Oh
ingersoll, Ella B., '16, Seventh grade, Warren, Oh-
Ingell, Bessie, '16, Rural school. Diamond, Oh
Johnson, Alma, '16, Sixth B grade, Lakewood, Oh
Johnson. Zelda E., '15, Fifth and sixth grades, Braceville, Oh
Jones, Jessie, '16, Assistant Princi]3al, Lowell and Oakwood Park
School, Lorain, Ohio
Kennedy, Gertrude, '16, Second grade, Niles, Ohio
Keenen, Gladys, '15, Graduate student, Columbia University,
New York, N.
Lockwood, Marion, '16, Assistant Principal, Gordon Avenue, Brown-
Maloney, Mary A., '16,
Maple, Mildred, '16, Rural school,
MacKenzie, Pearl, '16, Fifth B grade,
Minarik, Lydia, '16, Rural school,
Mitchell, David, '16, Manual Training,
Mitchell, Francis, '16,
Morgan, Lyle K., '16, Principal S. Ave. School
Morgan, ^Margaret, '15,
Newman, Lillie E., Mathematics, Junior High
Oyster, Lura, '15,
Parrish, Rath, '16, First grade,
Pierce, Pauline, '16,
Domestic Science and grade work.
Randels, Homer A., '16, Rui-al school,
Rigby, Leola Mae, '16, First grade,
Ritchie, Gertrude, '16,
Robinette, Gladys E., '16,
Robinson. Leona, '16, Fifth and sixth grades,
Rudisill, Ethel M., '16, Fourth grade,
Saigeon, Artemisia, '14. First grade,
Siffert, Florence, '16, Second grade,
Stratton, Marion, '15, Rural school,
Sullivan, Ellen F.. '15,
Sullivan, Anna L., '15,
Sullivan, Nora E., '15,
Sweenev, Lucy A., '16, Fifth grade,
Theiss,'Lily M., B. S. in Ed., '15, High School,
Thompson, Francis, '14,
Tidd, Theresa, '15,
Tom, Daisy B., '16, Sixth grade,
Tomer, Jean, '16, First and second grades,
Trauger, Verda, '15, First and second grades,
Walton, Ina B., '15, Fifth and sixth grades.
Wells. Mary, '16, First grade,
Welsh, Leo A., '15, Cleveland Bovs' Home,
Sprentall, Mrs. Emily Wheeler, '14,
Zitterman, Theresa, '16, Eighth grade.
Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio
South Euclid, Ohio
Cuvahoga Falls, Ohio
School, Ashtabula, Ohio
North ^ladison, Ohio
;\Iartins Ferry, Ohio
East Cleveland, Ohio
Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Martins Ferry, Ohio
"In my imagination she'll be a ravishing beauty, slender weepy willowy
form, auburn hair, dark soulful eyes — "
"Cease your ravings, Peg, and come back to earth. You are always
anticipating some fairy-like creature before whom you can bow down in
a spirit of cherubic like innocence, and upon whom you can bestow your
superfluous affections punctuated with — "
Meg entered the study door just in time to escape a dog-eared volume
of Math, or "Misery," according to the owner, which was hurled at her
An hour later Meg and Peg, not twins but kindred spirits, emerged
from the silent chamber and perched upon a window seat to discuss the
question uppermost in their fields of consciousness.
"Say, Meg, aren't you crazy to see the new inmate? I'm going to cut
Gym. this evening, 'cause you know it isn't half so interesting as to see
a new 'stude' who has arrived, and to witness the first symptoms of adjust-
"You certainly are in a bad fix. Permit me to quote our old friend
Bill, 'Between the acting of a dreadful thing and the first motion all the
interim is like a fantasma or hideous dream.' As for myself, I am staked
to be tarred and feathered. No time have I for the finer emotions. Still,
I hope the young lady has plenty of pep. We need that kind for our team."
A sharp ring at the door brought the dialogue to a close and the two
girls to a spying position at the head of the stairs. Below in the hall,
crouched behind an antique structure of carved wood, was Betty, the pet
of the class. A grunt of disapproval emerged from behind the said
structure as a small girl with a seemingly expressionless face was ushered
into the room. Above, the two spies nearly forfeited their dignity by
falling over the banisters.
"Come along, Peg, you must gather a nosegay of variegated blossoms
to lay at the slender, weeping willowy feet — I mean form. I never can
adjust your languishing adjectives to their proper nouns. Seriously, Peg,
it was a comedown ; a decidedly commonplace young lady, on pep."
The dinner gong interrupted the tranquility of the study hour. Groups
of girls ambled into the long dining hall. Significant nods and meanings
were exchanged as the stranger was shown her place at a table. For-
tunate were Meg and Peg, as the center of their interests was placed
directly opposite them. Dinner that evening was a mechanical process.
Conversation was lagging when the effervescent Meg whispered into her
partner's ready ear:
"Bet she's Irish by the way she relishes those water-soaked Murphys."
Glancing up Peg saw a strange expression flit across the features of the
newcomer. Peg thought the girl was hurt and felt a spark of resent-
ment toward her thoughtless colleague. However, when the object of the
joke took another helping of the censured potatoes, Peg analyzed her
thus : —
"Queer girl, trifle spiteful, and I fear proud." And with night came
the close of the "first day."
The course of human events proceeded undisturbed. The new "Stude"
still existed in an atmosphere of aloofness. To be sure she had bestowed
upon her that divine right of college girls — a nickname. 'Twas a queer
little front-piece to be tacked on to a decent Irish name. Ever since Betty
had made the suggestion at an infoi-mal lounging party, Miss Sti'anger
was known as "Stubs." Sometimes nicknames fit. "Stubs" did. Some,
in using the term, thought of the uptilted little Irish pug, others of the
bluntness of the small figure. At any rate, she was Stubs and remained
so to the end of the chapter.
Now Stubs was difficult to approach, and so for the most part she was
left to her own resources. Outside of class hours she reigned supreme
in her little room in the tower. On all occasions Stubs was attentive
enough, but under no consideration would she participate in conversation.
Meg declared her as impossible as a professor of pedagogy.
"In the class room she scores well as far as 'exams' go, but in the social
limelight, well, that's different. It puzzles me, girls, yes me of mathe-
matical turn of mind."
The last gong had sounded and Meg, with one grand sweep, gathered
a pile of bi'ain material into her arms and entered the classroom in hui'-
"You may proceed to explain the thirty-seventh theorem. Miss Thorn-
ton," piped the (try-angular) voice of the (wreck tangler). Miss Straight.
As Meg resumed her seat, a closely written sheet of stationery dropped
from between the leaves of Stubs' book. Unconscious of her act, Meg
read the letter through. As she folded the sheet, a thoughtful look
spread over the face of the usually thoughtless Meg. After class she
seized her chum by the arm, dragged her into their room, and closing the
door, faced her.
"Peg, you and I ought to be picking potato bugs on a farm for the
mentally deficient. Any one who can't read character any better than
we have isn't fit for the teaching profession."
"But, Meg, you speak in riddles."
"Well, read this. No matter how I came by it. An act of Providence,
I guess." Meg thrust the following letter into Peg's hand.
White Pines, March 14, 1917.
Dearest Daddy, —
'Tis lonesome I am to see ye tonight. Daddy Jim. The wind is makin'
a queer little moaning sound loike the groaning of the fairies that Granny
used to be tellin' about. Sure an' how's me little Emerald Isle, Daddy?
'Tis wishing I am to be there. Yer glad I'm Oirish, ain't ye. Daddy?
I'm spellin' me woirds loike we spake 'em at home. You see, dear, I
have to write according to rule here; and. Daddy, I miss our home dialect.
I'm not fer talkin' much here because the girls don't understand, and
they'd be laughin' at the queer little twist o' me woirds. I thot at first
I'd be wan o' thim, 'cause they gave me a nice little nickname. Sure an'
"Stubs" O'Brien ain't so bad, is it? I was pleased when they gave me
me name, that I was fer writin' it all over me blottin' pad. But, Daddy
Jim, even a name don't make me wan o' thim. Oim just a lonely little
Irish girl whose tongue kapes her from bein' loike the other girls. Any-
how 'tis glad I'm that I'm from Emerald Isle and that Jimmy O'Brien
is the father of
There was a suspicious moisture in the gentle Peg's eyes, and a little
catch in her voice, as she addi-essed her friend.
"I fear she's right, Meg, we don't understand."
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What He Mi^ht Have Been!
A word of explanation, I think, is due to my readers. It is
not very good literary taste to title the first chapter of a novel-
ette, the Introduction. But nevertheless, my dear readers, I
deem it especially necessary to have an introduction, as this novel-
ette is not of the common type of novel. There is, in fact, no con-
versation in it, as it is the story of a "might have been" man. To
all stories of this type, morals galore can be attached. I think
we can also forbear a moral at the end of this little story.
At the beginning of the college year in 1915, a young man
came to have his education drawn out of him. He had that cap-
tivating appearance which makes all men, who possess it, pop-
ular with the fair sex. Sylvester had light brown hair, all stand-
ing on end, for he just had it cut pompadour for the first time.
Nevertheless it seemed that the smile, with which he gazed at the
numerous fair girls about him, was sufficient to give several of
them attacks of palpitation of the heart.
I must make another explanation to my readers for not dwell-
ing longer on the description of our main character. As I said
before, this is not a story merely for pleasure's sake, but one in
which the hidden moral may suffice to lead other young college
men out of temptation, sleepless nights and tragic love affairs in
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Her cheeks have stolen the bhish of Morn,
And her eyes the blue of sky,
Her nature is more than her name implies.
Her pui'pose is noble and high.
I can but sigh when I think of the way Fate played her hand !
Sylvester was thrown, abruptly thrown, into the rays of light
that came sparkling out of Stella's eyes. Luck, or Fate if you
please, chose to have Sylvester sit at the foot of that dining room
table in Lowry Hall. Ah! you have guessed it — Stella sat at
the head. Can you wonder that Sylvester fell, as all men have,
I shall never forget how Sylvester would long, talk and sigh
for meal-time, not that he was such a hungry sort of chap, but
merely to sit and gaze. One day Sylvester and Stella "just hap-
pened" to meet at the railroad crossing waiting for a freight
train to pass. I shall never forget the smile that played all over
the ruddy countenance of Sylvester. It has been a great puzzle
to me ever since, just how our hero ( ? ) managed to ask to accom-
pany her to the dormitory. But nevertheless it happened and
the ice was broken.
As I have stated, the time was in the early autumn, just the
time to take long walks into the woods to visit with Mother
Nature when she shows her artistic ability to all the world. Well,
Stella and Sylvester took advantage of the rare opportunity, and
spent many delightful Sunday afternoons on the Normal Farm
and in the Normal Woods. Love was plainly evident in the pair,
especially so in Sylvester. His hair seemed to behave as perfectly
decent hair should. But, kind reader, it was mainly through
the efforts of Sylvester that that hair did behave. You cannot
imagine the amount of vaseline used and the number of nights
our college Freshman slept with a wet towel tied around his head.
Love was evidently making a man out of Sylvester.
But one day in the latter part of November, I noticed that
Sylvester did not wear his sunny s]nile. Something had gone
amiss. It did not require much energy on my part to wring
from him the reason for all his sadness. Stella had refused him
the night before. I shall never forget his lamentations, for those
lost hours spent with her. He had taken her to the Fairy and
to the Opera House once or twice and that money was lost. He
had lost valuable time that he might have put to the study of our
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dear friends. James and Thorndyke. Sylvester certainly looked
dilapidated, if man can look that way. He lost in weight and
his appetite was gone (? ) . His hair resumed its original posi-
tion only through the lack of attention, and. pray, why should he
care for it. was his reasoning. Sylvester's hoiizon ceitainly
looked veiy dark, when another star was seen to appear in the
I cannot tell how Shwester ever happened to meet Flora. She
was a quiet. self-resei'\ing girl, whose brown eyes and light-brown
hair would have attracted even the stoniest-hearted of men.
Therefore, after Sylvester's first wound was healed, he fell under
the spell of the channs of another Lowiy Hall girl.
Can any one of Lowiy Hall ever forget how our friend helped
Flora wash the dishes and clear the table? Do you remember
those tete-a-tetes that Flora and Sylvester had after supper?
And when the supper dishes were all cleared away, how they
would either dance, or sit quietly in some seciuestered nook, and
while each other's time away until the study bell would ring?
Xo one. I think, can ever forget that smile, or should I say those
smiles, that played chase all over Sylvester's face. Love, it
seemed, was coming into its own again.
Sylvester's hair was starting to behave again. I do not know
whether he had his hair di'essed the time he went with Flora to
the hair-dressers. You can imagine, dear readei^s. that our
friend certainly had a "case" when he took his heroine to the
hair-di'essei"s. And. by the way. you should have seen his appe-
tite come back I Eat? Why. he just devoured his food I But
I presimie those morning and evening walks that Flora and he
took out the Ravenna pike, when there was over a foot of snow
on the gi'oimd. caused that enoiinous appetite.
But it was not veiy long before the ine\'itable happened.
Flora did not relish those wintiy walks, so she decided that Ed.
with his Paige, was just what she wanted. Poor Sylvester fell
back in his studies, he lost weight, bis hair refused to behave.
and he returned to his fonuer state, raised to the one hundredth
power. It required all in my power to keep him from doing some-
thing rash, as he had already bought some cyanide of potassitmi.
Sylvester was in this condition for several weeks, when an-
other change came into his life. Wnen I asked why he was so
happy, he told me that he had started to make regular \'isits to
the corner of Willow and Main Sti-eets. where Ruth stayed.
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Of Ruth I have nothing much to say, except that those eyes
of azure blue were sufficient to bring our friend back to normal
life. The faithfulness to which Sylvester was treated made quite
a man of him. His standing in school work was greatly in-
creased, he grew heavier, and his smile became broader.
I had no misgivings that Sylvester was finally holding his
own and therefore ceased to worry about him and his heart
affairs. But nevertheless, Ruth ceased to be faithful and poor
Sylvester was again left in the dark and cold. I remember the
night when he told me ! It was after the Senior-Junior banquet,
which was held in the library on the fifteenth day of June. Syl-
vester called me aside and again poured into my ear his wrongs.
He had lost all reverence for the fair sex, no more would he
indulge in life's most exquisite pastime, he was stung to the core.
The next morning we departed for our respective homes to
await the call of the college again. Many times last summer
did I think about the future of my friend.
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What He Might Have Been
No, my dear reads, this story is not yet finished. Sylvester
is back in school, a living example that man can conquer what
he will. Sylvester is now profiting from his experiences and
bids fair to make a very high mark in his work here.
Perhaps you have asked yourself, why he has told us this
story and why he entitled it. "What He Might Have Been"? I
must tell you. This story should be a very good example to the
Juniors of 1916-1917, and to all other Juniors in years to come.
Had Sylvester not indulged in the dreams of love in his Junior
year in Kent State Normal College, what might he be now! He
would not have lost all that weight, and therefore would have
been in better condition to partake of all James and Thorndyke
and Strayer had in store for us. As it was, Sylvester did not
fully appreciate what these men had to say.
Therefore my advice to all Junior "boys" is: "Beware of the
smiles of a woman, for it contributes to your downfall." "Take
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Question: How can I keep a girl after I get one? — Sylly
Answer: The best possible method is to marry her as soon
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If you can eat and not make eats yoiu" master.
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Question: I have been in Kent two years and hiive not had
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Question: How may I bec-ome a famous character in this
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Go forth and seek the XoiTnal's highest piize,
To rise, my boy. you should tiy:
And if in this old school you'd rise.
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Question : Have heen in Kent all winter and have not had a
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weekses ata the normal skule and profeser johnsing says their is some
hopes fer those tat studys agerculter becos the grownd wil stand more
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about bein skared and not wantin to speek but he just gose on and speeks
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never kalerimeters. it is one of the nuest fashens i spose and soon every-
bodey wil be wering them, the liberian sez that books has two bee
charged befour yew ken take them hoam, but i cant understand what to
charge them with, at hoam we blew out stumps with a charge of dina-
mite but the books are loose on the shelfs. mebbe they used dinamite
last yer, the floor is sorter cracked and the book kuvers loose, they sell
a paper heer kalled the kentonian. they sez kum in at twelve thirty and
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staf if the editers wer all assistents. they talks real nice and says what
a boob, thats a new wurd to me but i know it meens a nice feller. They
has a room on mane street called the fary. they charge a dime to see
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l>. l.asky. Famous Players, Pallas Picture Company, Morosco, California
Picture Company, Wm. Fox Picture Plays. Metro Picture Plays. World
Brady mail? Pictures. Otw contract calls to show c\'cry picture play
made liy the ahove companies. New York, Cleveland and Akron ha\-e
Million Dollar Picture Theatres. They all show Paramount I'ictures.
We show a feature seven da.vs of each week for fifty-twt) weeks in the
year. How do we do it? We jjay the price — we get the goods. Hear
our !ti'2,(MI() Electric Orchestra. Breath pure air — purified h.v Xeil Ozone
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Kuppenheimer and Clothcraft Clothes,
Knox Hats, Ralston Shoes
Lean and lanky though he be,
There he is on bended knee ;
Teaching "Banty" how to be
Just as straight and tall as he.
Did you ever see Frank pout,
When K. Nile has put him out,
And his sweetheart homeward
Then it is he rages so, we can't
forget his woes.
LowRY Hall Fudge
All the sugar you can find,
enough water to moisten it,
some cocoa if you can l^orrow
it. Boil until it forms a
soft ball in water, then cool
and beat. If it does not harden
add one egg and BEAT it.
Normal Inn Fondant
A few Skinners plus a
Dorm Bread Pudding
Stale bread and a little wa-
ter. Add one storage egg.
Stew five minutes and serve
with skimmed milk.
Best Hash Made
Everything not eaten for
breakfast or dinner. Bake in
dishpan and serve steam-
in (?) hot by one of the in-
KENT BAKING COMPANY
QUTTER CRUST BREA Q
Sold by all Leading Grocers.
Fresh Cakes a Specialty.
West Main Street
Discard your old gray bonnet,
With the blue ribbon on it,
And go to KELSO'S for a hat,
Large or small, for young or
At moderate prices, they are sold
A trial will convince you of
East Main St.
W. Tonkin & Son
113 W. Erie St.
This Town Is
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The antiseptic baby and the prophylactic pup
Were playing in the garden when the bunny gamboled up.
They looked upon the creature with a loathing undisguised : . '
He wasn't disinfected and he wasn't sterilized !
They said he was a carrier, a breeder of disease;
They steamed him in a vapor of a hundred odd degrees.
They froze him in a freezer that was cold as banished hope;
And they washed him in permanganate and Germicidal soap.
In sulphuretted hydrogen they steeped his wiggley ears,
They trimmed his frisky whiskers with a pair of hard-boiled shears;
They donned their rubber mittens, and they took him by the hand
And elected him a member of the fumigated band.
There's not a micrococus in the garden where they play,
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Summers — I was a regular
hero last night; I saved a girl.
Fisher — How was that?
Summers — Oh, I had two
girls last night and I saved one
Layton (at Normal Inn) —
Do you serve lobsters here?
Waiter — Yes, sir; we serve
everybody. Sit down.
Seale — When was the re-
vival of learning?
Miley — Before the last test.
Mr. H — Isn't it funny how
the biggest Mutts get the pret-
Miss B — Now you are try-
ing to flatter me.
Humbert (solilotjuizing) —
The world is losing all of its
great men and I don't feel well.
Miss Brown — People sug-
gest that I go to Europe to
Miss Hoover — Go to Africa ;
it's farther away.
Miss Wilhelm — If you have
a headache, put your feet in
Miss H — And if my feet
ache, should I put my head in?
Same Old Fellows
Same Old Place
GIBSON & OTT
Corner Main and Franklin Sts. KENT, OHIO
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Dorothy P — Humbert, it is
so cold. I would like some-
thing around me.
Humbert — What would you
care to have?
Dorothy P — Oh, anything.
(And the obliging Humljert
brought her a shawl. )
See the gallant Junior,
Behold his face so fair ;
How stern his face is,
His head is filled with air.
Hopkins — What is a dog?
Junior — A cjuadruple.
When Hopper registered in
the hotel as W. Hopper and
valet, K. Nil^i would not be out-
done, so he registered as K.
Nile Hess and valise.
Tidd— May I tell you an old,
She (blushing) — Yes.
And he proceeded to relate
for the twenty-seventh time
how he won the game for
Steigner (defining "cap-
size") — My cap size is No. 6.
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140 South Water Street -:- -:- KENT, OHIO
Kent Sanitary Milk Co.
MAM FACTIRKKS OF
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MILK and CREAM
Purity Brand Ice Cream a Specialty. Quantities
of twu quarts ur more deli\'ered to all parts
of the c\\.Y. Deliveries each morning
before 6:00 A. AT. on every
street in the citv.
After God had finished the
rattlesnake, the toad and the
vampire, he had some awful
stuff left with which he made
the knocker. A knocker is a
two-legged animal with a cork-
screw soul, a water-sogged
brain, and a combination back-
bone made of jelly and glue.
Where other people carry their
hearts he carries a tumor of
rotten principles. When the
knocker comes down the street,
honest men turn their backs,
the angels in Heaven take pre-
cipitate refuge behind their
harps and the devil padlocks
the gates of hell.
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On the rostrum sits our Prexy,
And his face is wreathed in smiles.
Nothing can his armor sully;
Proud his glance o'er Normal's aisles.
See his nod approve each speaker ;
Watch his mighty bosom swell
At their logic, deep and deeper —
Ah, he knows they do it well.
Ah, methinks I read a message
In McGilvrey's beaming face.
To the graduates encourage,
These words I seem to trace :
"May your clouds have silver linings ;
May your pathways lead to fame.
And the luster, bright and shining,
Center round Kent Normal's name."
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